Comma instead of a decimal point

In France, the comma and decimal point places are reversed when used in numbers (as contrasted from how they are used in the US). For example, two thousand euros and fifty centièmes is written as 2.000,50. This was difficult for me to get used to after moving to France. When I purchased my first laptop and tried using the French version of MS Excel, I wanted to throw the … [Read more...]

Rules for spelling numbers

When writing numbers, there are some considerations you must make. 1. 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, and 71 : the conjunction et is used in place of a hyphen. For example: vingt et un, trente et un, quarante et un 2. 81, 91, 101: a hyphen is used instead of the conjunction et. For example: quatre-vingt-un, quatre-vingt-onze 3. 101: is written without the conjunction et or a … [Read more...]