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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 months ago

How do we say "0,5" oh point five or oh comma 5?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago
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    We don't use a comma (we have a decimal point) 

    and then it is Nought point 5 or Zero point five.

    Numerically commas are only used to separate thousands eg 1,000,000 which we read as 1 million.

    • RE
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      In the United States and other countries which use a decimal point, we would say "zero point five." In countries which use a decimal comma, we would say "zero comma five."

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    in some lines of work it would be "zero decimal five"

    in unofficial capacities it would be "one half" or "half a"

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    I'd say "zero or oh comma five" because a comma is not a point, dot, or period.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    In Britain most frequently as "Nought point five". In the armed forces and police etc "Zero point five". I cannot think that in nearly 70 years I have ever heard "oh point five".

    Note also that in writing we use the full stop (period) thus 0.5, not the comma as in many European languages ( 0,5 ).

    Await answers from Americans, Australians etc about habits in their countries - they may say it differently.

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  • 9 months ago

    Depends who the 'we' are.

    In the UK we say "Nought point five" or "Zero point five".

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