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What is the correct way to say 2020?

What is the correct way to say 2020?

The usual way to refer to years is to pronounce the first two digits together as one number, and the second two together as another number. The year 2020 will be “twenty-twenty,” and the year 2115 will be “twenty-one-fifteen.”

How do you say the year correctly?

Years are normally divided into two parts; the first two digits and the last two digits.

  1. 1984 is divided into 19 and 84 so you would say nineteen eighty-four.
  2. 2012 – Some people say.
  3. The 1500s = the fifteen hundreds (=1500-1599)
  4. The 1800s = the eighteen hundreds (=1800-1899)

How do you read year 2100 in English?

You are correct. Americans (estadunidenses) usually say, “twenty-one hundred”, but that is spoken American English only. If you are writing it out for a formal document (legal) use “two thousand one hundred”.

Why is correct pronunciation important?

Using Good Pronunciation Helps Others Understand You More Quickly. By using the correct sounds when you speak, others can quickly understand what you’re trying to say. If you are great at grammar and know many different words, good pronunciation will help others hear and understand you even more clearly.

What’s the difference between two thousand and twenty and twenty?

It’s twenty-twenty, not two thousand and twenty. Photo by Gigi Suhanic/National Post Before everyone clinks champagne glasses heralding the new decade, let’s get one thing clear about 2020: the only correct way to say it is twenty-twenty, not two thousand and twenty.

Which is the easiest way to say Twenty Twenty?

Thus, “twenty-twenty” is far easier and quicker to say. It’s also the easiest to understand. If the context is a calendar date, say twenty twenty. If another context, say two thousand twenty.

What’s the correct way to pronounce 2020?

2020 is pronounced “twenty twenty” for the same reason we pronounce “1976” as nineteen seventy-six. It’s the seventy-sixth year of the nineteenth century (actually it’s neither of those things, but you know what I mean).

Is it correct to say twenty hundred when referring to the number two thousand?

If you are reading a long number over the phone to someone who is entering it, then read the digits and pause in groupings of two or three, e.g. two zero pause two zero. If you have several decimal places, it is going to be hard to figure out what to say, like ten thousandths, etc.