American Numbers Prices
Here are some phrases and expressions using numbers and American prices.
See also: Free-English-Study : Numbers and Prices.
Remember that in English, we divide prices at the decimal point.
|For example||$4.59||four dollars (and) fifty-nine cents||(long way)|
|four / fifty nine||(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||two hundred sixty-seven||(long way)|
|4381||two / sixty seven||(short way)|
|four thousand three hundred eighty-one|
|forty-three / eighty-one|
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)____
*Also : a dollar seventy-nine
**Also : twenty-nine (dollars) even
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