Note the following about cardinal numbers

Note the following about cardinal numbers - Un is not used...

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Note the following about cardinal numbers:  The conjunction  et  (and) is used only for the numbers 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, and 71. In all other  compound numbers through 99,  et  is dropped and a hyphen is used.  Before a feminine noun,  un  becomes  une vingt et un garçons (21 boys)  vingt et une filles  (21 girls)  For  quatre-vingts  (80) and the plural of  cent  (100) for any number above 199, drop the  -s  before another number, but not before a noun. The  -s  is also dropped when these numbers  are used in an ordinal sense (for example, to express page or address numbers and dates).  quatre cent vingt dollars  (420 dollars)  quatre cents dollars  (400 dollars)  quatre-vingt-dix-neuf euros  (99 euros)  quatre-vingts euros (80 euros)  à la page deux cent  (on page 200)  dans la rue quatre-vingt  (on 80th Street)  pendant l'année neuf cent  (during the year 900) 
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Unformatted text preview: Un is not used before cent (100) and mille (1,000). cent ans (100 years) mille personnes (1,000 people) Mille doesn't take -s in the plural. cinq mille dollars (5,000 dollars) Mille is generally written mil in dates until 1999: Je suis n en mil neuf cent quarante-sept. (I was born in 1947.) Starting with the year 2000, the date is written as follows: Ma fille est ne en (l'an) deux mille. (My daughter was born in 2000.) When another number is added after 2000, mil is generally preferred to mille. Mon fils est n en (l'an) deux mil ( le ) deux. (My son was born in 2002.) To express numbers between 1,000 and 9,999, you can avoid using mille and simply use cent where it is more convenient. mille neuf cents or dix-neuf cents (1,900)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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