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    #1

    euro/euros

    The total value of the Agreement is 25.000 (twenty two thousand) EURO/euros for an agreement period.

    Please advise what variant is correct here.

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    Re: euro/euros

    In English the plural of euro is euro. So, it's one euro, and twenty-two thousand euro.

    In French they put an s on the plural form, which leads me to say 'euros' when I speak English. I haven't been to England since the euro came into existence.
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    Re: euro/euros

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    In English the plural of euro is euro.
    'Euros' is also possible according to
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../euro_1?q=euro
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    Re: euro/euros

    In everyday speech you can say whatever you want, but as far as the European Union legislation is concernced, the plural of euro is euro.
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    #5

    Re: euro/euros

    Is there a penalty for breaking the legislation?
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    #6

    Re: euro/euros

    No. I have never been punished or arrested for saying euros — as I do all the time.

    Ksenia, you can write 25,000, which is twenty-five thousand euro(s).

    Alternatively, write EUR25,000, EUR being the internationally recognised three-letter code for the currency, like GBP (pound sterling), USD (US dollar), INR (Indian rupee) and JPY (Japanese yen).

    Click here to read the full list.

    Whether you use a dot or a comma as a separator is another matter.

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    Re: euro/euros

    I'm assuming post #5 was an attempt at humour.

    If it is used in an official European Union context, in English the plural of euro is euro, regardless of what a dictionary might have to say.

    The rest of the time I doubt anyone cares very much, and many would quite probably revert to the normal grammar rules of their language, in this case English, and put an s on the end as I do.
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    #8

    Re: euro/euros

    I think most Americans would say "euros." I know I have and had no idea that it is "incorrect." 5 dollars, 5 pounds, 5 euros.

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    #9

    Re: euro/euros

    I've never heard a BrE speaker use "euro" as the plural. For me, it's "euros".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: euro/euros

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is there a penalty for breaking the legislation?

    Yes- you have to read all 19,000 pages of the law relating to olive oil aloud.

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