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# Writing and saying numbers

numbers over 20

- are written with a hyphen: 67 sixty-seven

35 thirty-five

- when writing a cheque we often use words for the pounds or dollars

and figures for the pence or cents:

£22.45 twenty-two pounds (and)45 pence

\$79.30 seventy-nine dollars (and) 30/100

numbers over 100

329 three hundred and twenty nine

- the and is pronounced /n/ and the stress is on the final number;

- in American English the and is sometimes left out;

numbers over 1000

1100 one thousand one hundred (also informal) eleven hundred

2500 two thousand five hundred (also informal) twenty-five hundred

- these informal forms are most common for whole hundreds between 1100 and 1900;

- a comma or a space is often used to divide large numbers into groups of 3 figures:

33,423 or 33 423 (thirty three thousand four hundred and twenty three);

2,678,941 or 2,768,941 (two million seven hundred and sixty-eight thousand nine hundred and forty-one);

Destinations, directions

Giving Directions

(First,) go down this street (for ____ blocks).

(Then,) turn left/right at the traffic light.

(After that,) go straight on _____ Street until you get to the ______.

(When you get to the _____,) turn left/right again.

(Then,) stay on_______Avenue for about _______ yards/meters.

It's on your left, next to the __________. You can't miss it!

Typical example:

1. Excuse me. Is there a grocery store around here?

Yeah. There's one right across the street.

2. Can you tell me how to get to Phoenix?

Sorry. I don't live around here.

3. Where's Tanner's Leather Shop?

It's on the corner of Holly and Vine. Next to the library.

4. How do you get to the bank?

Where is (the) . . . ? (This is also used in asking about location.)

How do you get to (the) . . . (from here)?

How do I get to (the) . . . ?

Can you tell me how to get to (the) . . . ?

Can you give me directions to (the) . . . ?

What's the best way to get to (the) . . . ?

Typical example:

1. Excuse me. Is there a grocery store around here?

Yeah. There's one right across the street.

2. Can you tell me how to get to Phoenix?

Sorry. I don't live around here.

3. Where's Tanner's Leather Shop?

It's on the corner of Holly and Vine. Next to the library.

4. How do you get to the bank?

Typical Example

Where is the bank? It's on Main Street.

It's next to the post office.

It's between the bakery and the barber shop.

It's on the corner of Ninth Street and Pine (Street).

Where's Lagoon? It's in Davis County, near Kaysville.

It's on I-15, between Farmington and Kaysville.

It's ten miles north of Salt Lake City.

Directions

How do you get to the sporting goods store?

(on foot)

First, go down State Street until you get to 4th South.

Then, turn left.

Then, go down 4th South for three blocks.

It's on the right side of the street next to Wendy's.

(by car)

Take State Street to 4th South.

At 4th South, turn left.

Stay on 4th South for about three blocks.

The sporting goods store will be on the right, next to Wendy's.

How do you get to (your house in) Lehi?

Take I-15 south about 20 miles.

After you cross the mountain, watch for the signs to Lehi.

Take the first Lehi exit.

When you get off the freeway, make a right turn at the stop sign.

Follow the road (15th East) for five blocks.

Make a left turn on Royal Drive.

Continue on Royal Drive until you see the big oak tree.

My house is on the left hand side.

It's a two-story, red brick house with a large front yard.

You can't miss it!

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