Unit 8.1

# Cardinal numbers: Millions

## Introduction

**Cardinal numbers** give information about how many people or things there are.

Million numbers are from 1,000,000 onwards.

## Form

The **million** numbers have **one million as its base**.

- Plain form:
**number + 000,000** - Their name is: how the
**number**in the beginning is called**+ million** - After the million number, the other numbers need to be mentioned as normal (thousand number & hundred number & ten number)

Millions from 1,000,000 to 9,000,000 |
Millions + thousands |
Millions + thousands + hundreds |

one million | one million one thousand | one million one thousand one hundred |

two millions | one million two thousands | one million one thousand two hundred |

three millions | one million three thousands | one million one thousand three hundred |

four millions | one million four thousands | one million one thousand four hundred |

five millions | one million five thousands | one million one thousand five hundred |

six millions | one million six thousands | one million one thousand six hundred |

seven millions | one million seven thousands | one million one thousand seven hundred |

eight millions | one million eight thousands | one million one thousand eight hundred |

nine millions | one million nine thousands | one million one thousand nine hundred |

## Example

- 1,000,000 (one million)
- 3,960,723 (three millions nine hundred sixty thousand seven hundred and twenty-three)

## Use

We normally use the **singular form** of the numbers – when we are naming a concrete figure.

We use the** plural form** of millions when we are not speaking about a concrete number, but in general terms. We don’t even use a whole number for that:

- Millions of + noun

As these numbers are pretty long, there are generally written in figures, otherwise, the message it will be too long and easy to be misunderstood.