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    numbers

    Hi everybody,
    On engVid, Emma, a Canadian teacher, has taught the rule of usage of numbers. The following sentences were given as examples by her.

    .
    He stole hundreds of dollars. (correct)
    He stole hundred of dollars. (wrong! because of no S)

    He has hundreds of friends on FB. (correct)
    He has hundred of friends on Fb. (wrong because of no S)


    She says if there is any specific number, we must not add "S".

    I have 25 million dollars (correct)
    I have 25 millions dollars (wrong! because of S )

    I have two hundred friends on Fb. (correct)
    I have two hundreds friends on FB. (wrong! because of S)



    But I got a sentence while I was doing some quizzes on Quantifier on www.englishteststore.net; i.e. Thirty thousands (+S) people died of that deadly disease last summer. This sentence is not wrong/incorrect. But this sentence must be wrong according to Emma's teachings and must be written as Thirty thousand people died of that deadly disease last summer. I am damn confused. Perhaps you too might be. So please give me some Clarification.

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    Re: numbers

    not a teacher

    In my opinion "Thirty thousands people diedů" is incorrect, it should be "Thirty thousand" as you suggest.

    Also, although "damn(ed)" is not necessarily offensive, it seems out of place in this context. I would use it with caution.

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    Re: numbers

    Then what I myself feel is, it is not so good to do quizzes on websites as they appear to be wrong. As I remember, there were more mistakes with quizzes of that website. Thanks. Yes I made a mistake. Generally "damn" is used with caution. But I still do not know how to put it in sentences. What I only know is "damn it" as it is often used on movies. That is why I made a mistake to use it.

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