how to say numbers - وبلاگ تخصصی زبان انگلیسی

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how to say numbers

1.39%  one point three nine per cent

0.033  nought point oh three three

102  one hundred and two 

7,476  seven thousand four hundred and sixty seven

  906,570 nine hundred and six thousand five hundred and seventy

13.45 thirteen point four five

£13.45 thirteen pond point forty five



We use a full stop for a decimal point (i.e between whole numbers and decimal fractions) and a comma after millions and thousands ( i.e every three whole digits). We use ‘nought’ before the decimal point but ‘oh’ after it.


Numbers in different accents

BrE  0.07  point oh seven

Amr  0.07 nought point seven



After  ‘point’ we say numbers separate separate

0.5 oh (BrE) point five

          Nought (Amr) point five  


Using preposition for numbers in text


at, from, to, by

Last years sales started the year at 250 million Euros. They rose from 250 million in the first quarter to 275 million Euros in the second quarter. In the next three months, they increased by 225 million to 500 million Euros. Unfortunately they then fell   by 100 million Euros to a final total of 400 millions Euros in the last three months of the year.

Our sales went up by 500 units from 2.500 in October to 3,000 in November. They stayed at 3,000 units in December.