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Old April 07, 2019, 03:52 AM
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Million vs millions

two million people.
two millions of people.
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It isn't proper to add an 's' when a specific number is being said.
We can say 'millions of people', but when a specific number is said, we switch to 'two million people' (notice we don't say 'of').

To properly reference a subgroup, we insert 'of', e.g. 'two million of the people' (it's understood that there are more than two million people, we're only talking about two million of them).
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It isn't proper to add an 's' when a specific number is being said.
We can say 'millions of people', but when a specific number is said, we switch to 'two million people' (notice we don't say 'of').

To properly reference a subgroup, we insert 'of', e.g. 'two million of the people' (it's understood that there are more than two million people, we're only talking about two million of them).
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