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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  15/MAR/2010 10:41 PM
Assunto:  2244-2555
 
Mensagem:  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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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Pronouncing number as multiples of a hundred..  –  JustMe  15/MAR/2010, 8:54 PM
Pronouncing number as multiples of a hundred..  –  Acca Dacca  15/MAR/2010, 10:29 PM
 2244-2555  –  Dale-CR  15/MAR/2010, 10:41 PM
338-0546  –  Dale-CR  16/MAR/2010, 12:38 AM
2244-2555  –  Jubicleuda  16/MAR/2010, 5:06 AM
2244-2555  –  Dale-¨CR  16/MAR/2010, 8:22 AM
2244-2555  –  Sidney  16/MAR/2010, 10:06 AM
2244-2555  –  Dale-CR  16/MAR/2010, 7:41 PM
2244-2555  –  Sidney  17/MAR/2010, 9:28 AM
½½½-½½½½  –  Dale-CR  17/MAR/2010, 12:27 PM
½½½-½½½½  –  José Roberto  17/MAR/2010, 12:35 PM
½½½-½½½½  –  Sidney  17/MAR/2010, 1:00 PM
100 m south of big fig tree  –  Dale-CR  17/MAR/2010, 1:21 PM
100 m south of big fig tree  –  José Roberto  17/MAR/2010, 1:54 PM

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