# Money Question?

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Hello
Could you help me check the dialogue below.

Customer: How much is it?
Clerk:20.75. How can I pronounce 20.75.
twenty and seventy-five or twenty dollars and seventy-five cents or aonther alternative expression?

Another question is that when a clerk said " how may I help you?" what is the appropriate responses for customers?

u can say twenty point seventy five
twenty and seventy-five or twenty dollars and seventy-five cents or aonther alternative expression?
I'd say the most likely response would be this: "Twenty seventy-five". It is also possible to say "twenty dollars and seventy-five cents".

We would not say "twenty and seventy-five" or "twenty point seventy-five".

There are a number of ways to respond to "How may I help you?"

Many customers in a shop or store will simply say something such as "I'm just looking, thanks." That means they want to browse and don't need any assistance at the moment.

If a customer does want help, then they would simple tell the employee what they need. For example:

"I'm looking for a waterproof watch."
"I'd like to exchange this shirt. I need a larger size."
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Hi Yankee

when u Twenty seventy-five? u didnt say where we say dollar and cents
so the above expresion may has this meaning 2075 dollar

BUT when we see twenty point seventy-five dollar , this expresion will have as the meaning of
twenty dollar and seventy-five dollar

Hi Abdulhameed

When talking about the price of something in a store, we never use the word "point". Basically, the only time you will find the word "point" used in connection with money is when you are referring to millions or billions of dollars. For example:

\$2,500,000 = "Two million five hundred thousand dollars" - OR - "Two point five million dollars".
abdulhameedwhen u Twenty seventy-five? u didnt say where we say dollar and cents
so the above expresion may has this meaning 2075 dollar
No, that is not correct. If the price were \$2075, then we would say "two thousand seventy-five dollars".

The expressions I provided in my first post are correct.
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I would like to add that there are very few things in the world you could buy for which you would not be perfectly clear if you \$2075 or \$20.75 was meant.

If I expected to purchase a blender for about \$30, I would never, ever think it was \$2075.
If I was looking at 60" flat-panel TVs, I would never, ever think it was \$20.75.

It's actually rather rare to say the words "dollars" and "cents" in transactions. That'll be eighteen-fifty please, not eighteen dollars and fifty cents.