Malta has a population of four hundred THOUSAND (400,000).
There were THOUSANDS of people at the Isle of MTV concert in June.
You will notice that in the first sentence there is no “s” at the end of thousand but there is an ”s” in the second. Why? Look carefully and you should understand the rule.
When it’s an exact number, no ”s”. If it’s a generic amount, put the ”s”. Do the same with hundred/hundreds, million/millions and dozen/dozens. For more information about “dozen”, click here.
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Use the language
Have you ever been to an event where there were hundreds or thousands of people? What was it and do you know exactly how many there were?
- Rita Ora & Jessie J: Isle of MTV Concert Performers! (justjared.com)