Point-three (of a) percent

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Jun 28 16:09:23 UTC 2004

>Damien Hall writes:
>As renditions of '.3%' or '0.3%', both 'point-three of a percent' and the bare
>'point-three percent' sound fine to my Standard Southern British ear.
I *think*  we would usually say either:

"three tenths of a percent"
"point three percent,"

so that "point three of a percent" sounds like a blend.

A. Murie

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