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    In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    Which one is correct.
    1. I bought these shoes in 2000 dollars.
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    I bought these shoes in 2000 dollar.

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    #2

    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    I bought these shoes for 2,000 dollars (or $2,000).

    An alternative to avoid preposition trouble would be "These shoes cost me $2,000".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    Perhaps you mean

    'I bought these shoes for $2,000.'

    (Expensive footwear!)

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    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    You now know that the word should be "for". Note that your first line should have been "Which one is correct?​"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    Actually, a friend told me if there is currency in a sentence like ​''dollar, rupee, rial '' after a Number then they are not made plural by adding ''s'' to them. That's why I did not realize that the mistake was with the appropriate preposition.

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    #6

    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    10 pounds, twenty dollars, fifty rupees, a hundred francs.

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    #7

    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    Hello, faisaljan.
    In addition to Tdol's reply, please look at the sentences below.

    1. I have one twenty-dollar bill.
    2. I have two twenty-dollar bills.

    In these examples above, the word 'twenty-dollar' modifies the noun 'bill/bills'. It is called a 'compound adjective'.
    You can't pluralize the 'dollar' used in the compound adjective:

    I have one twenty-dollars bill. Incorrect

    (I'm wondering if your friend meant this.)
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 08-Apr-2014 at 17:17.

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    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    And some currencies don't take -s: a thousand yen.

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    #9

    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    I thought he was adjusting for inflation at first. Giving the price of something in (year) 2000 dollars.

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    Re: In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I thought he was adjusting for inflation at first. Giving the price of something in (year) 2000 dollars.
    I don't know why you thought this. but if you read the title, it says ''[Grammar] In 2000 dollars OR In 2000 dollar''

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