When preceded by a numeral or a quantifying word such as many or several, the plural is million (unchanged: twenty million people), but millions is used when it is followed by of, typically with imprecise reference (have done it millions of times). With few, the plural is idiomatically million, not millions, even when followed by of (a few million of them).

Modern English usage. 2014.


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