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sam adimulyo
Is it true, if we want to say a phone number, we should say the first 0 as zero? My friends said, if we want to say a phone number, we should say the first 0 as zero, is it true? Like when we want to say the phone number 08855010, it should be "Zero eight eight five five oh one oh", not "Oh eight eight five five oh one oh". Is it true?
Oct 9, 2012 1:01 PM
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Sometimes people want to nitpick and say that zero should only be used for a number and oh should only be used for the letter. But in my daily life, I hear it all the time. I even hear it sometimes in the same phone number, like "Zero eight eight five five oh one oh". I guess it comes down to your opinion on whether or not phrases that native speakers use regularly can be considered incorrect. I argue that the fact that this pronunciation is used regularly by native speakers means that it is correct.
October 9, 2012
British phone numbers start with 0. Native speakers say "oh", not "zero" for this number.
October 9, 2012
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