Grammarist is a professional online English grammar dictionary, that provides a variety of grammatical tools, rules and tips in order to improve your grammar and to help you distinguish between commonly misspelled maths games for idiots. In American English, a ton is a unit of measurement equaling 2,000 pounds. A tonne, also known as a metric ton, is a unit of mass equaling 1,000 kilograms. American English speakers generally have no use for tonne, so the spelling rarely appears in U.
Elsewhere, fastidious publications use the appropriate spellings for the units of measurement. Almost 30 firefighters tackled a blaze involving 2,000 tonnes of rubbish at a recycling centre in Southampton. His own crop was reduced from 4000 tonnes to 3000 tonnes because of the floods. 20 a tonne, or about four-and-a-half cents per litre at the gas pump. Many people are interviewed in the series, but a dominant voice is that of Robbie Robertson, who has tons of stories. A Denver medical marijuana dispensary says it is literally trading a ton of joints for a ton of food. The feelings of love he’d expected to hit him like a ton of bricks when little Phoebe arrived simply didn’t come.
Now that’s just confusing the issue! 0 and the 4 and had a lapse of attention to catch the error. YOU’VE never posted a spelling error or other typo like this? You’re really REALLY taking internet business too seriously. I hope in the last eight months you’ve had a break from the keys, maybe laid on a few beaches or hiked through some national parks, and are now able to put things in perspective. I use Ton is singular and Tonnes is plural.
It is confusing because the US think that they can ignore the rest of the world. America a ton is a non metric ton of 2000 non metric pounds. Tonne is a metric ton of 1000kg. 1586 the idea was proposed so why 1790? Seems to me that 1790 was the year of the French revolution.
And the French introduced a complete metric system. Even the time was based on a metric system but that one didn’t survive the 1st republic. The SI is in place since 1960 to help cooperation all over the globe. 50 years is normally enough to make the transition, but the pertinent use of the imperial measurement system is working against this, which creates confusion when 2 people are talking about the same subject, but they use different premises.