Mudcat Café message #4050818 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4050818
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
06-May-20 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
This is not thread half-a-thousand.

It is FIVE HUNDRED


And yet,
       "He bought a house for half a million pounds"
and
       "He bought a house for five hundred thousand pounds"
are equally acceptable.

DC