That is why I have decided to write this post so that you eventually get to know them. The first chart shows the main patterns:
A hundred thousand
- When saying numbers, we do not use the plural of hundred, thousand or million. They only use it in the plural when they talk about an indefinite quantity (for instance, "there were hundreds of animals before me", is it two hundred, three?, we do not know)
- They use commas instead of points, they use points for decimals.
- You have to use "and" to link hundred, thousand or million to tens or units.
- They can use a or one before million, hundred and thousand but not in any other position.
Let's see some examples:
A hundred and seventy-eight
two thousand, two hundred and fifty-nine.
Eighteen thousand, six hundred and fifty-four
Five hundred and eighty-nine thousand, two hundred and thirty-six
Six million, seven hundred and eighty-nine thousand, five hundred and forty-one.
Now it is your time to work on it, check out the following links:
I hope the post gives you a clear idea of what you should be doing when you read numbers.
PS: I will not publish the comments on the animal description post until Monday, so more of you get the opportunity to do it. Good work!