# I agree with previous user comments. The only time a point is used in numbers in English is to denote decimals i.e. 14.052 means 14 whole parts and

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BelindaKwiziq community member

# I agree with previous user comments. The only time a point is used in numbers in English is to denote decimals i.e. 14.052 means 14 whole parts and

the rest would in effect denote the fraction, 52/1000. Commas or spaces would be used to denote the number fourteen thousand and fifty two : 14 052 or 14,052. I've done mathematics at university level but am getting my answers of how to write numbers in English 'wrong'. Your course is fantastic but this section on number writing definitely requires modification.

This question relates to:French lesson "Writing decimal numbers in French"

Asked 5 years ago

ShirleyKwiziq community member

I agree with Belinda. I am not aware of an English speaking country where 78,005 (seventy eight thousand & five) would have a decimal between 78 and 005.

SandraKwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I agree. My answer was marked wrong and it’s now a year since the first comment.

14,052 in English is correct eg Fourteen thousand and fifty two.

14,052.00 is also correct eg Fourteen thousand and fifty two and nought nought.

14.052 would only be correct on a mathematical problem.

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