Unit 8.1

# The number zero

## Introduction

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

• 0
• zero
• oh
• nought
• love
• nil

## Example

• The temperature is five degrees below zero
• I’m in room five – oh – two (502)
• My phone number is six – oh – one – five – oh – two – one – one – oh (60150211)
• The result of the maths problem is nought point eighty-five (0.85)
•  Poland won against Brazil five – nil (5-0)
• Serena Williams won fifteen – love (15-0)

## Use

• Zero: to refer to the number itself or telling the temperature
• Oh: when spelling telephone numbers, hotel room numbers, bus numbers, years, blood types
• Nought: before the decimal point
• Nil: in football and other sports
• Love: in tennis

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