2 questions regarding cinq

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2 questions regarding cinq

1. In the numbers test, quatre-cent-cinq was a correct answer. We don't use cinque for numbers above 100?

2. In the lesson you have deux-cents (with a hyphen), and cinq cents (no hphen). Is cinq cents an exception to the hyphenation rule?

Asked 10 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Not sure what you mean about using “cinque” - a typo perhaps - did you mean cinquante? ‘Five’ is always cinq, 50 is cinquante? There is no French word cinque - not in any of the dictionaries I use, at least.

The hyphen for trois-cents etc is actually optional, but the ‘spelling’ reforms (rectifications) recommend it be used now. 

2 questions regarding cinq

1. In the numbers test, quatre-cent-cinq was a correct answer. We don't use cinque for numbers above 100?

2. In the lesson you have deux-cents (with a hyphen), and cinq cents (no hphen). Is cinq cents an exception to the hyphenation rule?

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