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  Рwhen 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.

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