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    Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 03:32
Does "towards the end of the 18th century refer to 17 something... Or 18....?

I know this sounds like a silly question, but almost everytime I read in a book which mentions a century it always refers to the previous century! 
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 03:37
It does indeed mean seventeen hundreds when saying eighteenth century.
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 04:48
17th is my answer for 1 million $,ah...!
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 05:10
Originally posted by medenaywe

17th is my answer for 1 million $,ah...!


17th would make it sixteen hundreds, med
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 08:13
Toward the end of the 18th would indeed be 1780 or 90.  I quite often have to stop and think on it myself.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 08:14
And welcome aboard AH.
 
 
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 11:03
If you've wondered just why the centuries are named in the way they are, consider this. What would you call the century leading up to 100AD, and the previous century going back to 100BC, if they weren't the first centuries AD & BC respectively?
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 16:30
Uuups i lost million $!What about garanteed minimum?Wink
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2013 at 16:47
Originally posted by medenaywe

Uuups i lost million $!What about garanteed minimum?Wink

Like red said these things happen. Nothing worth losing any sleep over. Smile
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  Quote ah020387 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2013 at 07:44
Thnx everyone:)
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  Quote ah020387 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2013 at 07:48
Btw what if it was the beginning: 1715 for example, would that still be considered 18th century?
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2013 at 09:38
Yupp.  1700 to 1799 would be the 18th cent.
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  Quote ah020387 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Oct-2013 at 05:43
Originally posted by red clay

Yupp.  1700 to 1799 would be the 18th cent.

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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jan-2014 at 18:00
Actually, the 21st Century started on Jan. 1, 2001! Maybe some of you should reconsider their posts?

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