Unit 8.1

# Cardinal numbers: Thousands

## Introduction

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

Thousand numbers go from 1 000 to 999 999.

## Form

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

## Example

THOUSAND NUMBERS:

• 1,000 (one thousand)
• 3490 (three thousand four hundred and ninety)

## Use

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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