Cardinal numbers give information about how many people or things there are.
Thousand numbers go from 1 000 to 999 999.
The thousand numbers have one thousand as its base.
- Plain form: number + 000. We separate the three last digits with a comma.
- Their name is: how the number in the beginning is called + thousand
- 1000 can be called ‘one thousand’ or ‘a thousand’.
- After the thousand number, the other numbers need to be mentioned as normal (hundred number & ten number)
|Thousands from 1,000 to 9,000||Thousands+hundreds|
|one thousand||one thousand one hundred|
|two thousand||one thousand two hundred|
|three thousand||one thousand three hundred|
|four thousand||one thousand four hundred|
|five thousand||one thousand five hundred|
|six thousand||one thousand six hundred|
|seven thousand||one thousand seven hundred|
|eight thousand||one thousand eight hundred|
|nine thousand||one thousand nine hundred|
- 1,000 (one thousand)
- 3490 (three thousand four hundred and ninety)
We normally use the singular form of the numbers – when we are naming a concrete figure.
We use the plural form of thousands when we are not speaking about a concrete number, but in general terms. We don’t even use a whole number for that:
- Thousands 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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