The British English system goes like this:a.
Units; e.g. 1 = 'one'; "A postage stamp for a letter to a Hong Kong address costsless than nine dollars" . b.
Tens; e.g. 10 =
; 13 = 'thirteen'; 14 = fourteen; 40 = 'forty' (not 'fo
rty') 44 ='forty-four' ; "A meal for one person in a fast-food restaurant costs about twenty-five dollars".c.
Hundreds; e.g. 100 = 'one hundred'; 999 = 'nine hundred and ninety-nine' ;"Valentine's Day dinner costs hundreds of dollars".d.
Thousands; e.g. 1,000 = 'one thousand'; 8,765 = 'eight thousand, seven hundredand sixty-five' ; "My new mobile phone cost over two thousand dollars".e.
Ten(s) of thousands; e.g. 10,000 = ten thousand (
); 98,765 = 'ninety-eightthousand, seven hundred and sixty-five' ; "After ten years of working experience Iexpect my salary to be over twenty thousand dollars".f.
Hundred(s) of thousands; e.g 100,000 = 'one hundred thousand' (
); 987,654 =nine hundred and eighty-seven thousand, six hundred and fifty-four' ; "My father'scar cost over one hundred thousand dollars".g.
Millions; e.g. 1,000,000 = 'one million' (
); 9,876,543 = 'nine million, eighthundred and seventy-six thousand, five hundred and forty-three' ; "My parents'flat cost over two million dollars".h.
Tens of millions; e.g. 10,000,000 = 'ten million' (
); 98,765,432 = 'ninety-eight million, seven hundred and sixty-five thousand, four hundred and thirty-two'. "A luxury flat on the Peak costs over ten million dollars".i.
Hundreds of millions; e.g. 100,000,000 = 'one hundred million' (
);987,654,321 = 'nine hundred and eighty-seven million, six hundred and fifty-four thousand, three hundred and twenty-one' ; "A large company's turnover can beseveral hundred million dollars". j.
Billions; e.g. 1,000,000,000 = 'one billion'; 9,876,543,210 = 'nine billion, eighthundred and seventy-six million, five hundred and forty-three thousand, twohundred and ten' ; "The turnover on the Hong Kong stock exchange is over a billion dollars every day". Note: in British English one billion used to be 1,000,000,000,000, but now theAmerican system is commonly used, so one billion = one thousand million.