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Hyphenating with « cents »

KarenB2Kwiziq community member

Hyphenating with « cents »

Why is the example « deux-cents » hyphenated, but « J’ai cinq cents euros. »  is not hyphenated ?  Thank you.

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Karen,

Following the 1990 Spelling Reform, it is recommended to hyphenate numbers written in letters. 

If you want to mention the number in letters only -> deux-cents - deux-cent-trente-cinq / cinq-cents - cinq-cent-trente-cinq 

If you want to mention euros you can find both (hyphenated as per the Spelling Reform and not as per the older grammar rule) -> deux cents euros - deux cent trente-cinq euros - deux-cent-trente-cinq euros / cinq cents euros - cinq cent trente-cinq euros - cinq-cent-trentre-cinq euros                                            

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Hyphenating with « cents »

Why is the example « deux-cents » hyphenated, but « J’ai cinq cents euros. »  is not hyphenated ?  Thank you.

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