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  1. Anonymous

    Thousand or thousands

    When and how to use plural with thousand, and please explain the following two sentences. Thank you for your help!

    There are a few thousand on the market now.
    There are thens of thousands of people surrounding in the par

  2. Editor,
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    Generally we use the plural when we don't have a specific number:
    There were ten thousand peopele there.
    there were thousands of people there.
    There were tens of thousands of people there.

    Here, only the first is a specific number.
    Few is no really sepcific but it behaves as if tit were.

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