Contributed by Daniel Evans

 

ONE POINT LESSON:  PRONUNCIATION

 

AMOUNTS OF MONEY

 

Sometimes people make mistakes when reading sums of money out loud...

For example, how do you pronounce the following amounts?

  • $1,000
  • $5 million

Or how about this phrase?

  • It is a $6 million-a-year industry.

 

There is one simple rule to remember in these situations, the money name always comes imediately after the number.  Although the money symbol is written before the number, we must pronounce it afterwards.

 

So, the above phrases are pronounced like this...

  • one thousand dollars
  • five million dollars
  • It is a six million dollars-a-year industry.

And of course, the rule is the same for whichever money we are talking about, Yen, Pounds, Dollars, Euros etc.

 

The money name always comes after the number.

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