LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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The first is colloquial, and the second is formal.
Either way is fine with money and most other countables.
(There are fourteen hundred twenty airports in that country. = yes!)
(There are one thousand four hundred twenty airports in that country. = yes!)
The first is fine with dates.
(He was born in nineteen hundred twelve. = yes!)
(He was born in one thousand nine hundred twelve. = no!)
Neither should be used (under normal conditions) with addresses, telephone numbers, etc.
(She lives at one three eight two Oak Drive. = yes!)
(She lives at one thousand three hundred eighty two Oak Drive. = no!)
(My phone number is twenty two million, four hundred forty two thousand five hundred fifty five. = no! )
(My phone number is twenty two-forty four-twenty five-fifty five.= yes!)
(My phone number is two two four four two five five five.= yes!)
2244-2555 = my phone
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