How to Say 0 in English: zero, love, oh, nil, nought

To most of my Business English clients, how to say zero in English is very important to avoid misunderstandings, especially on the telephone or in video conferences. As a non-native speaker, you might say the figure zero as a plain zero which is absolutely fine, but often an English native speaker will use a number of ways to say zero depending on where they are from. So understanding what they mean is important. 0 is zero and in British English, it’s sometimes known as nought. In telephone numbers, room numbers, bus numbers and dates (years), we say oh. Here are some examples: The meeting is in Room 502 (five oh two) You need to take Bus 205 (two oh five) She was born in 1907 (nineteen oh s

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