number format

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu May 7 18:12:38 UTC 2009

On May 7, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Michael Sheehan wrote:

> Is there a real difference between these two numbers?
> One hundred fifteen
> One hundred and fifteen
> In other words, does the coordinating conjunction change the meaning
> in any
> way, or is there a situation in which it is more desirable?

we had a pretty long discussion of "and" in number expressions early
in May 2007, in the thread "Year names".  i don't recall any claims of
meaning difference between these alternatives.


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