# Thread: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

1. ## 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?

Thanks

2. ## 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.

3. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

Originally Posted by shabushabu
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.

4. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

We don't say normally say 'several thousand hundreds'.

5. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

Originally Posted by Tdol
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.

6. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

Originally Posted by 5jj
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?

7. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

I wouldn't go lower than 3.

8. ## 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.

9. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

Originally Posted by Rover_KE
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'?

Thanks

10. ## Re: Several hundred thousands=Several thousand hundreds?

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

Thanks
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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