English text contains many abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols that are not words, as well as formatting conventions that are not obvious to a language learner. To read and speak from text, learners must know how to interpret these features of text. For example,
We provide software to help English language learners by translating such text into normal English words.
Text Says You Should Say Do NOT Say 125 apples a hundred and twenty five apples one twenty five apples 125 Main St. one twenty five Main St. a hundred and twenty five Main Street It's 1:00 It's one o'clock. It's 1:00 AM It's one A M It's one o'clock AM 1:25 AM one twenty five A M. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Doctor Martin Luther King Drive Princeton, NJ Princeton, New Jersey $1.00 one dollar dollar one
one dollar and zero cents