## Cardinal and ordinal numbers in English

### 1.Cardinal numbers

Whole numbers also known as cardinal numbers.Examples:

There are six books on the table.

Alinda is two years old.

### 1.1. Numbers bigger than 20

Use a hyphen between compound numbers.Symbol | Word |
---|---|

25 | twenty-five |

63 | sixty-three |

89 | eighty-nine |

### 1.2. Numbers bigger than 100

Use a hyphen between compound numbers and the word and.Use either the definite article a or one for 100.

Symbol | Word |
---|---|

143 | a/one hundred and fourty-three |

562 | five hundred and sixty-two |

**and**is mostly not used.

### 1.3.Numbers bigger than 1,000

Symbol | Word |
---|---|

1,245 | a/one thousand and two hundred and fourty-five |

4,783 | four thousand and seven hundred and eighty-three |

**and**is mostly not used.

### 1.4. The number 0

Word | When we use it | For example |
---|---|---|

zero | in temperature | -20 °C = "20 degrees below zero" |

nought | figure 0 in British English | 6 - 6 = 0 Five minus five leaves nought. |

oh | after a decimal point, in phone numbers, in years | 7.01 = "seven point oh one" |

nil | in sport | Galatasaray 1 - Manchester United 0 = "Galatasaray one Manchester United nil" |

love | in tennis | 40 - 0 = "Fourty love." |

### 1.5. Year

Symbol | Word |
---|---|

1800 | eighteen hundred |

1803 | eighteen hundred (and) one eighteen oh-three |

1985 | nineteen hundred eighty-five |

2000 | two thousand twenty hundred |

2007 | two thousand (and) seven twenty oh-seven |

2025 | two thousand (and) twenty-five twenty twenty-five |

### 2. Ordinal numbers

Used for ranking.In figures | In Words |
---|---|

1st |
first |

2nd |
second |

3rd |
third |

5th |
fifth |

8th |
eighth |

9th |
ninth |

12th |
twelfth |

20th |
twentieth |

21st |
twenty-first |

22nd |
twenty-second |

23rd |
twenty-third |

24th |
twenty-fourth |

25th |
twenty-fifth |

26th |
twenty-sixth |

### 3. Fractions

In figures | In Words |
---|---|

1/8 | One eighth |

1/5 | One fifth |

1/3 | One third |

2/3 | Two third |

1/4 | One quarter |

3/4 | Three quarters |

1/2 | One half |

### 4. Decimals

4.9 → four point nine3.57 → three point five seven

### 5. Sums

Symbols | Words |
---|---|

+ | Plus (And) |

- | Minus (Take away) |

x | Multiplied by (Times) |

/ | Divided by |

= | Equals (Is) |

% | Percent |

. | Point |

**Example:**

- Two plus eight minus four multiplied by two divided by three equals four
- Two and eight take away four times two divided by three is four
- (((2 + 8) - 4) x 2) ÷ 3 = 4