Thousands in English
In English, when we write numerals or digits, we separate thousands with a comma (,) as in this example: 5,300,000
We count 3 digits from the right and insert a comma, like this:
|4,500||four thousand, five hundred|
|450,000||four hundred and fifty thousand|
|$6,300,000||six million, three hundred thousand dollars|
- We do NOT use a point (.) to separate thousands.
- We do NOT use a space ( ) to separate thousands.
- There is NO space before or after the comma.
When we have exact numbers with thousands (and hundreds), we do NOT add "s".
So, for example, for 2,500 we write and say:
two thousand, five hundred
We do NOT write and say:
two thousands, five hundreds
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