Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Forty"

The meaning of "Forty" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I need to get forty winks. mean?
A: I have never heard that before. Some people say “I need to get a few winks” and it means they need to sleep. They don’t say a number, so “forty winks” is a little strange.
Q: What does forty sixty six mean?
A: It means 4066
Q: What does with a forty mean?
A: He's saying "With authority"

This is difficult to explain. Imagine if someone performs an action with emphasis, like a powerful dunk, the dunk was done with authority.
Q: What does But suppose that there should be forty five good people in sodom.wilt thou destroy the city because it needs only five good men to make up to fifty? mean?
A: Well, the language is odd because it comes from the Bible. But the story is that God will destroy the city of Sodom unless there are fifty good people there. So the question is, if there are only 45 good people, will you destroy the city for the lack of just five good people?
Q: What does forty. mean?
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Example sentences using "Forty"

Q: Please show me example sentences with forty winks .
A: If you're driving and feel yourself getting sleepy, stop and have forty winks.

Synonyms of "Forty" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Hello! I suppose him to be about forty. and I suppose he is about forty.
Which sentence sounds better to you?
Thanks! ?
A: Both are correct but the 2nd one is more commonly used.
Q: What is the difference between I think it would take forty minutes. and I would think it will take forty minutes. ?
A: No, but the first one is better English. This is because if you say 'I would think' then your are implying that you don't normally think. Humans think, so that is why the first one is better. :)
Q: What is the difference between forty five and forty-five ?
A: Thanks:) So both mean just 45, right?

Translations of "Forty"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 40=2/3 × 60
what do you say this? "forty is two-thirds of sixty" or "forty equals two-thirds is multiplied by sixty"? Is it similar?
A: Several ways:

"40 equals two-thirds times 60"
"40 equals two-thirds 60"
"40 is two-thirds of 60"
"40 is two-thirds 60"

The way I read it:
"40 is equal to two over three times 60", but any is good!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? she is forty years old. She is a house wife
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? thirty, forty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety
A: standard American pronunciation

Other questions about "Forty"

Q: 445 は four forty five と発音できますか?
A: four forty five は略語みたいな言い方で、どちらも正しいだと思います。
Q: Please show me how to pronounce dirty, forty and thirty .
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Q: Which one is more natural?

A-1-one thousand nine hundred forty five.
A-2-nineteen forty five.

B-1-two thousand and seventeen.
B-2-two thousand seventeen.
A: It depends. If you are talking about the year 1945 then you would say “nineteen forty five”, but if you were saying the number, like “i have 1945 papers” then you would say “i have one thousand nine hundred forty five papers.” The same pronunciation rule works for the 2017 example, except you do not need the “s” at the end of thousand. For the year you would say “twenty seventeen” but for the number you would say “two thousand seventeen”
Q: Became a forty's he settled down. does this sound natural?
A: "He settled down in his 40s" is better.
Q: He is all of forty but still out of luck to find the love of his life. does this sound natural?
A: He is already 40, but has had no luck finding the love of his life.

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