SOME POINTS ABOUT NUMBERS
In British English, AND is used before the last two figures (tens and units) of a number.
425 British English: four hundred AND twenty-five.
425 American English: four hundred twenty-five. (Without 'and')
5,076 B. English: five thousand AND seventy-six.
5,076 A. English: five thousand seventy-six. (Without 'and')
But: 5,676: five thousand, six hundred and seventy-six.
We have only considered BRITISH ENGLISH in our exercises.
HUNDRED, THOUSAND and MILLION must be used in singular with A or ONE
'A' is common in informal style.
'ONE' is more precise.
My empire will last for A thousand years. The journey took exactly ONE hundred days.
a mile one mile, four hundred yards.
a pound one pound sixteen.
a foot one foot three inches.
an hour and seventeen minutes one hour, seventeen minutes.
1,000 a thousand.
1,031 a thousand and thirty-one.
1,100 one thousand, one hundred.
7,148 seven thousand, one hundred and forty-six.
1,689 one thousand, six hundred and eighty-nine.
a) Simple fractions are expressed by using 'ordinal numbers'
1/8 an/one eighth
b) More complex fractions----> we use the word OVER:
235/507: two hundred and thirty-five OVER five hundred and seven.
0.5 nought POINT five (A.English: zero point five)
4.457 four POINT four five seven.
NOUGHT, ZERO, NIL, LOVE, O (eu)
British English -------> NOUGHT
American English ------> ZERO
Numbers said figure by figure -----> O (pronun.: eu)
Temperature: Zero degrees Centigrade.
Tennis, table-tennis ----> LOVE
It's said that LOVE derives from the French 'l'oeuf' (egg), because zero can be egg-shaped.
KINGS and QUEENS
Ordinal numbers are used for kings and queens.
LAST (as a verb -regular-): If something lasts for a particular length of time it continues to exist or happen for the lenght
of time indicated. EG.: 'Her fifth marriage lasted only one hundred days exactly.'