Is It "Two Thousand and Ten" or "Two Thousand Ten"?

Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read

Many people have asked, "When you pronounce the name of a year, do you need the 'and'?"

Either way is correct, but Britons tend to use the "and" and Americans tend to omit it:

    * Two thousand ten (American)
    * Two thousand and ten (British)

The biggest controversy about the year right now is whether it should be called "twenty-ten" or "two thousand ten." I did some research and came to a conclusion in my latest article.



About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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