Post # 1
We put “two thousand and eleven” on our wedding invites, so it’s too late for that if it’s wrong.
But I’m making the programs and the more I stare at it the more I’m unsure. Which is it? I checked maybe a dozen formal invites online and I see both.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
I learned years ago (so I can’t quote a source or anything) that the “and” in long numbers is superfluous. So “two thousand eleven” is correct. Don’t worry about the “and” in your invites–I’m sure no one will even notice. But of you want to be “correct” for your programs, it’s “two thousand eleven.”
Post # 4
I was always taught it’s ok to put the “and” in a number as long as it’s bigger than 3 digits (you can’t say one hundred and twelve).
Post # 6
@BoiledPNut: I learned the opposite, because it’s all one number.
@Cola262: we had this same dilemma. The person who printed our invites said to do “Two Thousand Eleven” because it had the right number of syllables. For example: last year we would have said “Two Thousand AND ten” because ten is only 1 syllable and eleven is 2. I dont know, but that was his logic and we went with it.
Post # 7
@pinkandsparkly: Eleven is 3 syllables. 🙂 Sorry, had to!
Post # 8
Nobody will notice or care. Don’t waste more time worrying about this!!
Post # 9
We just decided, (that since FI pointed out,) the “and” implies a decimal or fraction (“and nine tenths”) that it’s more proper to leave it off.
Post # 10
I’ve always though the and was suppoed to be there, I don’t think it really matters. If some one points it out to you they obviously don’t have a lot to do in there life
Post # 10
First of all, really, don’t worry about it.
Now, as a former math person and daughter of a HS math teacher, I learned that the and was only to be used in place of a decimal point. (five dollars and 75 cents)
That being said, traditionally on invites the year is typically written as Nineteen hundred and ninety-three; Two Thousand and Eleven. etc. BUT, you really can do whatever you want on your invites. I’d vote for consistency across everything, or just switch to numerals – 2011. : )
Post # 11
@red_rose: that’s what i learned too, that “and” means a decimal point, so 2000.11. i don’t think it’s a big deal or that anyone would really notice, unless they’re a grammar hound, but that technically “two thousand eleven” is better
Post # 12
I agree with Crayfish. Honey, don’t sweat the small stuff. The only person who’s going to be mad at you is your 5th grade math teacher 🙂
Post # 13
I never thought about this so I just looked at our invitations and it says “two thousand and eleven”. I didn’t notice and I’m pretty anal lol so I don’t think anyone else will notice at all. I wouldn’t give it another thought, especially since there’s nothing you can do about it now. 🙂
Post # 14
the British way uses the “and”, the American way omits it. so if you said “the favour/honour of your presence…” then you would be correct in including “and”.
…but seriously, no one will notice either way lol.
Post # 15
I believe two thousand eleven is correct, but honestly I dont think anyone will care or really notice.