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    #1

    two billion watched

    Hello,

    Two billion (people) watched Usain Bolt's win.

    Must I use 'people' as a subject in this example or is it enough to say only 'two billion'?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: two billion watched

    "People" would be understood if omitted.

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