16/MAR/2010 12:38 AM
Had a thought....
As I indicated in an earlier post, my phone number is 2244-2555. I don't know of anywhere in the USA where phones have eight digits. Seven, yes. Eight, no. So....how do you give a seven digit phone number?
My old number in the States was, I believe, 338-0546. People expect you to say "Three-three-eight, oh-five, four-six." Note that you are giving three numbers, two numbers, and two numbers again. Also note that "zero" is usually given as "oh" (as in the letter "O").
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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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