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Dates with cent/cents

Johanna S.B1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Dates with cent/cents

I can’t figure out when to make cent plural when writing dates. I see it is plural in 1900 but not in most other dates. 

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hello Johanna, 

The rule with 'cent' and it is the same for 'vingt' is that you only multiply it when there is no number after it.

So for instance -

Quatre cents euros 400 euros

But 

Quatre cent cinquante euros 450 euros

As far as dates are concerned this is why :

Mille neuf cents = 1900

Mille neuf cent trente = 1930

Hope this helps!

Dates with cent/cents

I can’t figure out when to make cent plural when writing dates. I see it is plural in 1900 but not in most other dates. 

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