Unit 7.1

The number zero

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INTRODUCTION

The number zero means that there is no person or thing.

FORM

  • zero
  • oh
  • nought
  • love
  • nil

EXAMPLE

  1. zero: Is zero an odd number?, five degrees below zero
  2. oh: I’m in room five – oh – two, My phone number is six – oh – one – five – oh – two – one – one – oh
  3. nought: 0.85: nought point eighty-five
  4. nil: Poland won against Brazil five – nil
  5. love: Serena Williams won fifteen – love

USE

1. Zero: to refer to the number or temperature

2. Oh: telephone numbers, hotel room numbers, bus numbers, years, blood types

3. Nought: Before the decimal point

4. Nil: In football and other sports

5. Love: in tennis

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