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American Numbers and Prices

Here are some phrases and expressions using numbers and American prices.
See also: Free-English-Study : Numbers and Prices.
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Remember that in English, we divide prices at the decimal point.

For example:

$4.59

four dollars (and) fifty-nine cents

four / fifty nine

(long way)

(short way)


(Time is also divided in a similar way: 12:47 is said "twelve / forty-seven")


Americans often say large numbers in "phrases" of two digits.

For example:

267

4381

two hundred sixty-seven
two / sixty seven
four thousand three hundred eighty-one
forty-three / eighty-one

(long way)
(short way)


Some people also use two-digit phrasing with telephone numbers:


565-8347

five-six-five // eighty-three / forty-seven


Practice the following prices (both long and short ways) with a partner:

    That will be____(price)______
    That comes to ____(price)____

$59.65
$27.95
$14.40

$1.79*
$6.75
$77.17

$29.00**
$82.03
$70.50

$425.78
$781.34
$211.54

$231.49
$690.42
$380.18

$3,657.88
$9,405.31
$1,550.15

*Also : a dollar seventy-nine

**Also : twenty-nine (dollars) even

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16