numbers ending in -fold

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numbers ending in -fold

Post by googl » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:59 am

Dear Alan,

3fold -> threefold
100fold -> hundredfold
How should I write 200fold, 201fold, 203fold? (add -fold to the last: two hundredfold? two hundred and onefold??? two hundred and threefold???)

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Post by Alan » Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:41 am

three-hundredfold, three-hundred-and-threefold, etc. (Be aware, though, that such forms as the latter would be rarely, if ever, used!)

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