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Grammar enthusiasts, this one is for you.

When speaking or writing the number 1,426, which is correct or preferred: 

A) One thousand, four hundred twenty-six 

B) One thousand, four hundred and twenty-six

C) Fourteen hundred and twenty-six

D) Fourteen hundred twenty-six

E) Both A and D

F) Both B and C

G) Other (please supply your answer)

H) WHO CARES? Go to bed! 

Posted - October 30

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  • 50820

    G) Other (please supply your answer)

    It can be situational, and that itself is based on a variety of factors. First of all, the comma in A and B is incorrect. Secondly, it would depend on what the number represents, such as linear measure, mass measure, money, people, objects, time, and so on. Thirdly, there are some instances in which numerals instead of words would be appropriate; 1426 or 1,426 (in Latin American countries, it’s 1,426). Both All the A, B, C and D choices are technically correct as far as grammar and style within are concerned, so in some ways it boils down to personal preferences. Personally, I prefer D.


    A) One thousand, four hundred twenty-six 

    B) One thousand, four hundred and twenty-six

    C) Fourteen hundred and twenty-six

    D) Fourteen hundred twenty-six
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    This post was edited by Randy D at November 2, 2022 7:02 PM MDT
      October 30, 2022 9:34 PM MDT
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  • 691
    G) Other (please supply your answer)


    Uno coma cuatro veintiséis (mi preferencia)


    Uno coma cuatrocientos veintiséis (está bien)

    Uno y cuatrocientos veintiséis milésimos (está bien)

    Uno coma cuatro dos seis (está bien)
      October 30, 2022 11:44 PM MDT
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  • 42856
    H, of course. (as he gets ready for bed)
      October 31, 2022 8:01 AM MDT
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  • 9322
    Exactly! 
      November 2, 2022 6:16 PM MDT
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  • 16762
    One thousand four hundred twenty-six and 00/100 for checks.  Stop after six otherwise.  Use a hyphen for numbers between 20 and 99.  And replaces the decimal.  No commas.  In legal documents, if the written number is a reference to money, US Dollars should follow the number.   When writing, unless conversational/informal, do not use twenty-four hundred style of two thousand four hundred. 



    1,234.00                   One thousand two hundred thirty-four
    12,340.00                 Twelve thousand three hundred forty
    123,400.00               One hundred twenty-three thousand four hundred
    1,234,000.00           One million two hundred thirty-four thousand
    12,340,000.00         Twelve million three hundred forty thousand
      October 31, 2022 8:12 AM MDT
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  • 164
    H!
      October 31, 2022 9:14 AM MDT
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  • 8469
    G. No matter how I choose to write  or say it, intelligent people will be able to understand. 
      October 31, 2022 9:52 AM MDT
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  • 4757

    G) Other (please supply your answer)

    A, B, C and D are all correct, but I try to avoid writing 1,426.  I write 1426 instead because 1,426 is ambiguous.  

    The value of 1,426 can either be one thousand, four hundred twenty-six or it can be one and four hundred twenty-six thousandths, depending on where you are in the world. (Note Martina’s answer above, it’s the latter to her.).

      November 2, 2022 7:02 PM MDT
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