In the past three weeks alone, the number of people displaced inside Ukraine itself has doubled to at least 260,000, according to the UN's Vincent Cochetel in Geneva.

Is this "two hundred sixty thousand" or "two hundred sixty thousands"?


In the U.S., we say "two hundred sixty thousand" or "two hundred and sixty thousand".

I understand that in the U.K. they say "two hundred sixty thousands". Someone from the UK care to confirm or deny?


To my knowledge, the correct form is "two hundred and sixty thousand".

The singular "thousand" is used when following a number, whereas the plural "thousands" is used in expressions such as "thousands of people".

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