Out loud (adv) = Spoken audibly; aloud. Often used as 'LOL' - 'laugh out loud'.
In bulk (adv) = In a large quantity
- 'Hundred', 'thousand', 'million' and 'trillion' stay singular after specific numbers
However, if we are unsure of the specific number we use the plural in English, for example - 'there were thousands of people at the football match yesterday'.
- Using the word 'and' for numbers over 100
222 is 'two hundred and twenty two'
The same is true for when we need to say a single digit number (one, two, three etc) NOT preceded by a 'ty' number
306 is 'three hundred and six'
The same is also true for the number 10
510 is 'five hundred and ten'
So, 21,890,407 is 'twenty one million, eight hundred and ninety thousand, four hundred and seven'
and 4,000,010 is 'four million and ten'
- In big numbers, a comma replaces the need for the word 'and'
So 2,109 is 'two thousand, one hundred and nine' NOT 'two thousand and one hundred and nine'
- One billion = 1,000 million. One trillion = 1,000,000 million
American and British English now use the same system. Previously in British English we used the traditional form: One billion = 1,000,000 million. One trillion = 1,000,000,000,000 million.