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    Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    Hi,

    I'm confused with "several hundred thousands" and "several thousand hundreds".

    Does "several hundred thousands" mean: 100,000-900,000? Why?

    How about"several thousand hundreds"? Same?

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    I think they aren't same and "several thousand hundreds" isn't correct at all.

    I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    Quote Originally Posted by shabushabu View Post
    Does "several hundred thousands" mean: 100,000-900,000? Why?

    It cannot mean 100,000. Several is an inexact number, definitely plural but not very many. I'd use it for about 5-8/900,000, but others may have different interpretations.

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    We don't say normally say 'several thousand hundreds'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 28-Nov-2013 at 14:13. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use it for about 5-8/900,000, but others may have different interpretations.
    I'd probably use it for a lower figure, but that doesn't matter. Tdol is right - it's inexact.

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'd probably use it for a lower figure, but that doesn't matter. Tdol is right - it's inexact.
    Out of interest, how low might you go?

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    I wouldn't go lower than 3.

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    I wouldn't want to commit myself in this inexact area. I don't think I would go lower than 4 or higher than 7. Please note that I have stressed the word think.

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We don't say normally say 'several thousand hundreds'.
    Sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean. Do you mean you dont say 'several thousand hundreds'?

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    Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

    Quote Originally Posted by shabushabu View Post
    Sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean. Do you mean you dont say 'several thousand hundreds'?

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    Yes! "Several thousand hundreds" would never be used by a Native Speaker! We would say the total is between two and three hundred thousand dollars.

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