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Old July 13, 2007, 02:24 AM
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Does the O need an accent mark..

I was told by a native speaker that the word o needs an accent mark when it is between other words that begin or end with an o or if it's between numbers.... I hadn't ever heard that before, is it right?
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Por razones de claridad, ha sido hasta ahora tradición ortográfica escribir la o con tilde cuando iba colocada entre números, para distinguirla del cero: 3 ó 4, 10 ó 12. La escritura mecanográfica hace cada vez menos necesaria esta norma, pues la letra o y el cero son tipográficamente muy diferentes. No obstante, se recomienda seguir tildando la o en estos casos para evitar toda posible confusión. La o no debe tildarse si va entre un número y una palabra y, naturalmente, tampoco cuando va entre dos palabras: Marca de incorrección.Había 2 ó más policías en la puerta (correcto: 2 o más); Marca de incorrección.¿Quieres té ó café? (correcto: té o café).
http://buscon.rae.es/dpdI/SrvltConsulta?lema=o

Only put an accent mark on the o, when it is between two numbers:

2 ó 3
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