blutoonwithcarrotandnail wrote:My book says that Cardinal Numbers are pivots in the languge
because the other numbers are derived from them and pivot
Is this simply an artistic statement that when you use 'QUARTUS'
it came from 'QUATTUOR' or is there some grammar meaning
to this like using different cases and tenses?
calvinist wrote:We saw thousands of cars. -- 'thousands' is functioning as the direct object of 'saw' and is a noun.
We saw a thousand cars. -- 'cars' is the direct object of 'saw' and 'thousand' is functioning as an adjective modifying 'cars'.
words like 'thousands' 'hundreds', 'millions' function as nouns, but a/the/one thousand or hundred or million function as adjectives.