La population du Nigeria est de plus de ________ personnes.

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La population du Nigeria est de plus de ________ personnes.

I'm confused by the correct answer to this question:

>>La population du Nigeria est de plus de ________ personnes.

I wrote "un cent million de". However, the correct answer was "cent millions de".

Why do we drop the "un" in this case (unlike the examples)? Why is "millions" plural, even though it is only 1 million?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Natasha, 

1.

one hundred = cent 

in French, take a look at the following lesson -

Expressing numbers 70 to 999 in French

No rhyme or reason it is just the way it is.

 

2.

un million  = one million 

un milliard one billion

3.    

  un million = one million ( singular) 

  deux millions = two millions (plural) 

  cent millions = one hundred millions (plural ) 

Hope this helps!

 

La population du Nigeria est de plus de ________ personnes.

I'm confused by the correct answer to this question:

>>La population du Nigeria est de plus de ________ personnes.

I wrote "un cent million de". However, the correct answer was "cent millions de".

Why do we drop the "un" in this case (unlike the examples)? Why is "millions" plural, even though it is only 1 million?

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