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 Or is this rule outdated?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 11 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 Or is this rule outdated?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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