cinq cent élus/cinq cents élus

JenkB2Kwiziq community member

cinq cent élus/cinq cents élus

Hello. I think I misunderstood the rules about the using cent and cents.
"Cent" s'accorde uniquement s'il n'est suivi d'aucun chiffre.

Following this, I thought the above phrase should be "cinq cents élus".  Did I understand it correctly ? Or is this rule outdated? Please enlighten me. Thanks.

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jenk, 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The error has now been fixed .

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Jenk,

This point does seem to be a bit tricky.

Have a look here,

 https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/fr-deux-cents-deux-cent-un-accord-de-cent.2827535/    

I think you will find it helpful.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Yes, the rule is still valid: you need "cents" (plural) if it is NOT followed by another numeral, i.e., if it isn't a straight and even multiple of hundred.
JenkB2Kwiziq community member

Thank you everyone.

cinq cent élus/cinq cents élus

Hello. I think I misunderstood the rules about the using cent and cents.
"Cent" s'accorde uniquement s'il n'est suivi d'aucun chiffre.

Following this, I thought the above phrase should be "cinq cents élus".  Did I understand it correctly ? Or is this rule outdated? Please enlighten me. Thanks.

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