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Cardinal and ordinal numbers
Cardinal numbers tell quantities. Ordinal numbers tell the rank of something.
Four presidents were elected in the USA before 1817. The first president was George Washington.
'Four' is a cardinal number.
'The first' is an ordinal number.
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Hundred, thousand, million, billion ... don't change when there is a number before.
They are in the plural form when they are used with a noun and "of".
Three thousand people.
Thousands of people.
How to pronounce special numbers:
1.754 = one point seven five four.
5,353.5 = five thousand three hundred and fifty-three point five.
0 is read 'nought' OR 'zero' :
0.02 = nought point nought two ou zero point zero two
Measures: 3 degrees above zero.
Phone numbers, room numbers, dates: use the letter 'O'.
25% = twenty-five per cent.
100% = a hundred per cent.
200% = two hundred per cent.
3.75% = three point seven five per cent.
1945 = nineteen forty-five.
2010 = two thousand and ten/twenty ten
The first time.
1/5 = one fifth
2/3 = two thirds
1/25 = one twenty-fifth
Caution: 1/2 = one/a half and 1/4 = one/a quarter
Several ways to write them:
14 July 1789; July 14th 1789; 14th July 1789; July 14, 1789.
How to pronounce:
- The fourteenth of July, seventeen eighty-nine.
- July the fourteenth, seventeen eighty-nine.
Write down these numbers. Example:2.53 = two point five three
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