What are Numbers?
Generally, when we want to count people, items, etc. we use cardinal numbers. Check out the following examples:
Sarah can afford to buy
Usually, these cardinal numbers come before nouns.
Numbers Bigger Than Twenty
All numbers between twenty and one hundred are hyphenated. Take a look at the following examples:
He wants to add
Numbers Bigger Than One Hundred
When we want to state numbers above one hundred, we must use a hyphen between the words that come after 'and'. Look at the examples below:
There are one hundred and
My room number is one hundred and
We can read 100 with both 'a' and 'one. Take a look:
A hundred = One Hundred
Just as their name suggests, ordinal numbers refer to the order of items, people, etc. in a list. Check out the following examples:
Take a look at the following table to see how they are formed:
Please note that from 'fourth' onward, all numbers get a 'th' at the end.
We use these Ordinal numbers in different contexts. Some of them are below:
Now, take a look at some examples below:
My birthday is on August the