Samsung says that “greatness never ends”. Neither do mistakes. Take a look at the screenshot from their live stream of a few days ago. There is a massive “99 millions” displayed. Let me explain the error with two example sentences.
- 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.
And there you have it, the screenshot above should read 99 million because it is an exact number (99). Do I get a free tablet, Samsung, for this free correction?
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