How to read ALL NUMBERS in English Big numbers Decimals/Ordinal/Fractions/Dates/Addresses/Phone

Stress in Numbers

When numbers have stress, it can get confusing. For example, what is the first one, 12? Or 20? The key is to listen for the stress and use a simple trick: the stress is on the bigger number.

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Reading Big Numbers

When reading big numbers, it can be helpful to put a word in each space. For example, 712,345,678 becomes 700 million, 12 thousand, 345, 678.

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Decimal Numbers

When reading decimal numbers, it's important to know that they are used for percentages and money. For example, $16.75 is different from 16.75%.

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Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers are used to order things, such as first, second, and third. For example, January 12th, 2023 would be said as January 12th, two thousand twenty-three.

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Fractions

Fractions can be read using ordinal numbers, such as 1/2 or 1/4. For example, one out of two or one in two.

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Phone Numbers

Phone numbers can be read using area codes and numbers, such as 347-855-7030. For example, one three four seven and then 855 and then 7030.