What do you call the 2000s?

What do you call the 2000s?

The decade might be written as the "2000s" or the "'00s" in formal terms. This decade has been referred to as the "two-thousands," "twenty-ohs," "ohs," "oh ohs," "double ohs," "zeros," "double zeros," "noughties," "noughts," and "aughts."

Some writers and commentators have suggested changing the name of this decade to avoid confusion with 2010, which will begin the new century.

Others have argued that because decades are units of measurement, it would be incorrect to refer to this period as the "2000s" since it is not a single decade but rather two consecutive decades. They point out that since the 1930s have already begun, this decade should be called the "1930s" or the "1930s/40s."

Still others claim that since years are units of duration that can be longer than one decade (i.e., 10 years), then this decade should be called the "10s" or the "20s."

Yet others argue that since periods always start with the year 01, then this decade should be called the "01s" or the "00s."

Some have also suggested calling this decade the "Twitter Century" since social media have become a prominent part of people's lives and many events of significance have been tweeted about.

What do you call the last decade?

What is the name of the decade spanning 2010 to 2019? The past decade was known for several things, including the zeroes, ohs, double ohs, aughts (U.S.), and noughties (U.K.). There does not appear to be widespread agreement. The decade we're in is commonly referred to as the 'twenty-tens.

Some authors include the year in their title: "The new millennium has arrived". Or they might call it a "new century", "a new millennium" or simply "the new". Many books are also called a "decade".

Others do not include the year in its title: "A new world is coming into being". Or they might call it a "second decade", "a second millennium" or simply "the second". Many books are also called a "century".

Still others use an ordinal number as a prefix: "the third century after Christ". This refers to the period from 300 to 309 AD, when three distinct figures dominated Roman politics: Constantine I, Nerva, and Trajan.

There are also those who argue that there is no such thing as the "last decade" or "this decade", only this year and next year. Some scientists believe we are still in the aftermath of the Ice Age, while others think we have passed through this phase already. Some historians claim that we are still in the era of modern nation states, while others say this era ended in 1991.

How do you write the 1900s?

Many (but not all) people consider the apostrophe unnecessary when the number is in the double digits and above. Most authors presently prefer the 1900s, although others prefer the 1800s. If you use numbers to identify decades, the '30s are the most common, but you'll also see the '30s and, on rare occasions, the '30s. There are only 100 years in the 20th century, so they are always in the same order: 19th century, 20th century.

The choice of whether to use the single- or double-quote mark around the number depends on which part of speech the number is: if it's a noun, then use a single quote; if it's a verb or adjective, then use a double quote. So, for example, "I like reading" is correct using a single quote, but "I like reading books" is correct using a double quote.

There are two schools of thought on how to write the 20th century: one prefers the 1900s, while the other prefers the 1800s. Which one you choose really depends on your personal preference. Many people think that writing the 20th century should be done as a reference to what decade you're in now, rather than what decade it was in when it was written. For example, someone who lives in the 1990s might want to say that they're from the 2000s because they feel like it's now in the 2010s.

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