I put the ‘AND’ in capitals as in the UK we would say two thousand and four as that’s how we pronounce numbers. Americans don’t use the ‘AND’ and would just say two thousand four.
Thanks for the tip. I didn't know that. I've always wondered whether I should use the "and" or not, as I've heard both versions used interchangeably.
My English is a mixture of British and American. I've learned British English in school, but as time went by I was exposed to a lot of American English. I do, however, try to keep as close to British as possible, so I'm always grateful when such differences are pointed out to me.
But, there is a problem that makes things more complex
There seems to be a growing number of British people who have watched so much American TV that they use an American way of talking!!
This use of American English is growing and I find it very annoying.
I can imagine that.
Even I, despite not being British and having no personal interest in the British heritage, find some things annoying. For instance, the way Americans omit redundant adverbs - "sit" instead of "sit down", "stand" instead of "stand up", "throw" instead of "throw away", etc. Or the incorrect conditional form of "to be" - "if I was" instead of "if I were". So I can imagine how annoying it must be for you.
Edited by Vlad Soare, 09 April 2019 - 09:02 AM.