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    Should I write 36,751 million or millions?


    I am confused between the two, can you help?

    Should I write 8 hundreds or hundred and what's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardRock
    Should I write 36,751 million or millions?


    I am confused between the two, can you help?

    Should I write 8 hundreds or hundred and what's the difference?
    Write 36,751 million and 8 hundred.

    The reason, 'milliom' and 'hundred' are adjectives. Adjectives do not take
    plural -s. Also, there's a missing word, a noun, one speakers often leave out because it can be found in the context:

    6 hundred dollars/people/books.
    6 million dollars/people/books.

    'dollars/people/books' are all nouns. It's those words that take the plural -s.

    In short,

    36,751 million dollars
    8 hundred dollars

    All the best,

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    If the number is not specific, you use the plural:
    Millions of people...
    100 million people...


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If the number is not specific, you use the plural:
    Millions of people...
    100 million people...

    I'm not sure about 'specific', and even though it sounds fairly interesting--something to keep in mind, to me, it's a word's function which determines whether it takes plural -s or not:

    Millions of people... ("Millions" functions as a noun. :D)
    100 million people ('million' functions as an adjective. :D)

    All the best, :D

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