A wrong sentence

I just found the following sentence in an English grammar book:

The sun, which is one of millions of stars in the universe, provides us with heat and light.

Is it correct? I mean doesn’t it need a “the” before “millions“?

Any response would be appreciated.


No, it doesn’t need a the, though you could use one.

Millions of behaves in most ways just like a number, so you only need the if you are talking about some specific items, and wanting to identify them as such (eg the three people vs three people)

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