I cannot find the use of cent explained in a lesson. In this one, there is a sentence " deux cent soldats " When is cents used?
Deux cents has now been corrected.
The rule is as follows -
Cent has an -s if it is multiplied by the number that precedes it but if it has another number after it there is no -s.
A very odd rule indeed and the same goes for ‘vingt’-
Ça fait sept cents euros = It will be seven hundred euros
Ça fait sept cent quarante euros = It will be seven hundred and forty euros
Vingt euros = Twenty euros
Quatre-vingts euros = Eighty euros
Even we, native French have to think hard to remember this quaint rule to say the least...
Probably we need an update to this lesson to explain this - it's complicated, and I think the one example given is wrong, it should be deux cents soldats.
It seems to be a difficult subject even for native speakers:
That's very interesting. Great article!
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