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On Sat, 7 Feb 2004, Nik Taylor wrote:

> English (at least American English, don't know about other forms) does
> odd things with money.  $1.50 can be read "a dollar fifty" or
> "one-fifty" while $2.50 can be read "two dollars and fifty cents" (less
> common) or "two-fifty" (most common).  That is, when "dollar" is plural,
> you have to use "and" and "cents".  :-)

For the record, 'two dollars fifty' is perfectly fine in Australia. In
fact, to my ear, 'two dollars and fifty cents' sounds hypercorrect and
certainly not something I'd expect to hear.

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Tristan