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Re: ordinal numbers

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From: Andy Mabbett
Date: Apr 30, 2008 3:40PM


In message <02ea01c8aafc$04149f40$0500000a@DOCENDO>, Jukka K. Korpela
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > writes

>> Or should web authors treat these as
>> abbreviations? Example:
>>
>> <abbr title="fifty ninth">59th</abbr> Street
>
>No, because
>a) they are not abbreviations but just different notations

My dictionary gives abbreviation as "A shortened form of a word or
phrase".

"59th" is a short form of "fifty ninth", is it not?

(Though I'd argue that it should, in any case, be "fifty-ninth", with a
hyphen.)

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