Re: USAGE: Well, at least he created numbers.....
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 26, 2002, 1:10|
Which would explain why my horrible first-grade
teacher would go into conniptions when I inserted the
"and" (of course, there were a lot of ways she was
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> Clint Jackson Baker wrote:
> > Then how would the Englishman, Australian,
> > et al say those numbers? I don't know of any
> > distinction among English speakers, except that
> > use "and" to separate the tens and ones from
> > everything else, eg "five hundred and thirty two",
> > "four thousand and nine". Is this what you mean?
> Just so, and I should have said as much. I think
> it was around 1950 when the "one hundred twenty
> style, without the traditional "and", became
> taught in North America.
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