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# How to read the point

Mon 20 Oct, 2014 11:19 am
Hello,

I'd like to know how you read the point in
\$1.25 and 1.2 billion.
Do you say : 1 point 25 Or 1dot 25,
1 point 2 Or 1 dot 2 billion?

Thank you.
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fresco

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Mon 20 Oct, 2014 11:26 am
@milimi,
"Point".
("Dot" is used for websites and email addresses)
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mark noble

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Mon 20 Oct, 2014 11:48 am
@milimi,
Doubt you'd use 'point' when saying \$1.25. 'A/one dollar, twenty five (optional) cents.'
You'd not say 'one point two five dollars.'
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jespah

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Mon 20 Oct, 2014 11:55 am
@milimi,
Usually \$1.25 is said as "A dollar and twenty-five cents." It can also be said as "A dollar and a quarter." But note that just because .10 (ten cents) is a dime, it's not idiomatic to say "A dollar and a dime." It would seem awkward and nonnative to a native speaker. We also say, "A dollar twenty-five."

For the larger figure, 1.2 billion, we say, "One point two billion." This is the case even if it's a dollar figure, e. g. \$1.2 billion.

Note that when we're dictating, we might use the term 'period' for the dot; that's mainly to be understood. But for websites, we say dot, e. g. "Ebay dot com."
Lordyaswas

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Mon 20 Oct, 2014 12:41 pm
@jespah,
In the UK, for 'period' read 'full stop'.
jespah

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Mon 20 Oct, 2014 01:39 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Ah, yes, forgot about that. Thanks!
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mark noble

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Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:49 am
@Lordyaswas,
We, in the Uk, know this:) But cheers, anyway.
Lordyaswas

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Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:56 am
@mark noble,
Is milimi from the UK?

If not, what exactly was your point?

It comes across as you trying to be smart, when all I was trying to do was point out to the thread author that period is not the only terminology.

Jespah understood this straight away.

Confused somewhat....
mark noble

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Tue 21 Oct, 2014 11:19 am
@Lordyaswas,
My point was - Just for you, you arrogant prick - That residents of the uk understand US terminology 'period Means 'fullstop''.
Not hard, is it?
Lordyaswas

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Tue 21 Oct, 2014 11:35 am
@mark noble,
Thank you for the benefit of your wisdom on this. I'm sure that you feel better now.
contrex

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Wed 22 Oct, 2014 10:55 am
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

Thank you for the benefit of your wisdom on this. I'm sure that you feel better now.

Mark Noble only feels good when he is masturbating in his mother's dank basement.
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