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#82 - Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers - English Grammar
Cardinal numbers refer to the number of or quantity of something. Ordinal numbers refer to the numeral positions of something.
Cardinal Numbers
Cardinal numbers refer to the number of or quantity of something.
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
Twenty-one
Thirty-five
Sixty-eight
Etc.
I have
one
dog.
I need
two
pencils.
We have
three
cars.
I leave in
four
days.
There are
thirty
students in this class.
I have
one hundred
pennies in my piggy bank.
We drove
one thousand
miles across the country.
I wish I had
one million
dollars.
Ordinal Numbers
Ordinal numbers refer to the numeral positions of something.
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eighth
Ninth
Tenth
Twenty-first
Thirty-fifth
Sixty-eighth
Etc.
She came in
first
place in the competition.
This is my
third
time in Hawaii.
He is the
seventh
grandchild.
For the
tenth
time, please turn off the lights.
My grandparents are celebrating their
fiftieth
wedding anniversary.
Directions: Choose the correct answer.
1) They came in __________ place in the boating race.
a. one
b. first
2) There are __________ ways to tie a scarf.
a. twenty-five
b. twenty-fifth
3) I am celebrating my __________ birthday.
a. forty
b. fortieth
4) This hall can hold __________ people.
a. seventy-five
b. seventy-fifth
5) __________ cars were stranded during the snowstorm.
a. Fifty
b. Fiftieth
6) She is the __________ runner up in the beauty pageant.
a. two
b. second
Directions: Is the number a cardinal or ordinal number?
1) Forty-fourth
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
2) Third
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
3) Seventieth
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
4) One hundred
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
5) Hundredth
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
6) Four
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
7) Thirteenth
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
8) Eighty-eight
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
9) Five hundred
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
10) Thirty-first
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
11) Two hundred and fifty
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
12) One hundred and twenty-fifth
a. Cardinal number
b. Ordinal number
Quiz 1 Answers
1) b. first
2) a. twenty-five
3) b. fortieth
4) a. seventy-five
5) a. Fifty
6) b. second
Quiz 2 Answers
1) b. Ordinal number
2) b. Ordinal number
3) b. Ordinal number
4) a. Cardinal number
5) b. Ordinal number
6) a. Cardinal number
7) b. Ordinal number
8) a. Cardinal number
9) a. Cardinal number
10) b. Ordinal number
11) a. Cardinal number
12) b. Ordinal number