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# Numbers in English

Last updated date: 23rd May 2024
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## Introduction to the English Numbers

Learning numbers in English is an interesting activity, especially if we’ve planned it in a conventional way. We can indicate a number with an object or an item to represent that number. In this manner, we can help children understand such concepts easily and thoroughly. This will not only enable children to grasp the concepts, but also find them interesting to learn. In fact, there are several fun and engaging activities that can help children better understand numbers.

Let us look at numbers, decimals, fractions, and how to pronounce them in this article.

## English Numbers

### Pronouncing Numbers

Let us read the numbers in Cardinal and Ordinal form from 1-100 here.

Number Chart from 1-100

 Number Cardinal Ordinal 1 One First 2 Two Second 3 Three Third 4 Four Fourth 5 Five Fifth 6 Six Sixth 7 Seven Seventh 8 Eight Eighth 9 Nine Ninth 10 Ten Tenth 11 Eleven Eleventh 12 Twelve Twelveth 13 Thirteen Thirteenth 14 Fourteen Fourteenth 15 Fifteen Fifteenth 16 Sixteen Sixteenth 17 Seventeen Seventeenth 18 Eighteen Eighteenth 19 Nineteen Nineteenth 20 Twenty Twentieth 21 Twenty one Twenty first 22 Twenty two Twenty second 23 Twenty three Twenty third 24 Twenty four Twenty fourth 25 Twenty five Twenty fifth 26 Twenty six Twenty sixth 27 Twenty seven Twenty seventh 28 Twenty eight Twenty eighth 29 Twenty nine Twenty ninth 30 Thirty Thirtieth 31 Thirty one Thirty first 32 Thirty two Thirty second 33 Thirty three Thirty third 34 Thirty four Thirty fourth 35 Thirty five Thirty fifth 36 Thirty six Thirty sixth 37 Thirty seven Thirty seventh 38 Thirty eight Thirty eighth 39 Thirty nine Thirty ninth 40 Fourty Fortieth 41 Forty one Forty first 42 Forty two Forty second 43 Forty three Forty third 44 Forty four Forty fourth 45 Forty five Forty fifth 46 Forty six Forty sixth 47 Forty seven Forty seventh 48 Forty eight Forty eighth 49 Forty nine Forty ninth 50 Fifty Fiftieth 51 Fifty one Fifty first 52 Fifty two Fifty second 53 Fifty three Fifty third 53 Fifty four Fifty fourth 55 Fifty five Fifty fifth 56 Fifty six Fifty sixth 57 Fifty seven Fifty seventh 58 Fifty eight Fifty eighth 59 Fifty nine Fifty ninth 60 Sixty Sixtieth 61 Sixty one Sixty first 62 Sixty two Sixty second 63 Sixty three Sixty third 64 Sixty four Sixty fourth 65 Sixty five Sixty fifth 66 Sixty six Sixty sixth 67 Sixty seven Sixty seventh 68 Sixty eight Sixty eighth 69 Sixty nine Sixty ninth 70 Seventy Sixtieth 71 Seventy one Seventy first 72 Seventy two Seventy second 73 Seventy three Seventy third 74 Seventy four Seventy fourth 75 Seventy five Seventy fifth 76 Seventy six Seventy sixth 77 Seventy seven Seventy seventh 78 Seventy eight Seventy eighth 79 Seventy nine Seventy ninth 80 Eighty Eightieth 81 Eighty one Eighty first 82 Eighty two Eighty second 83 Eighty three Eighty third 84 Eighty four Eighty fourth 85 Eighty five Eighty fifth 86 Eighty six Eighty sixth 87 Eighty seven Eighty seventh 88 Eighty eight Eighty eighth 89 Eighty nine Eighty ninth 90 Ninety Ninetieth 91 Ninety one Ninety first 92 Ninety two Ninety second 93 Ninety three Ninety third 94 Ninety four Ninety fourth 95 Ninety five Ninety fifth 96 Ninety six Ninety sixth 97 Ninety seven Ninety seventh 98 Ninety eight Ninety eighth 99 Ninety nine Ninety ninth 100 Hundred Hundredth 1,500 One thousand five hundred, or fifteen hundred One thousand five hundredth 100,000 One hundred thousand Hundred thousandth 1,000,000 One million millionth

Numbers with the Multiple of 10 and From Hundred

Examples

A few examples of numbers used in sentences are given below.

• He was the tenth person to win the award.

• There are seventy-five people in the room.

• He went to the US for the second time this year.

• I must have asked you ten times to be quiet.

• Seven hundred thousand people were left homeless after the war.

When reading fractions, use the cardinal number for the numerator and the ordinal number for the denominator. If the numerator is greater than 1, make the ordinal number plural. With the exception of the number 2, which reads "half" when it is the denominator and "halves" when there are more than one, this rule applies to all numbers.

 Fraction Pronunciation 3/5 Three-fifths 1/2 One-half 3/2 Three halves

In English, read decimals aloud by pronouncing the decimal point as "point," then reading each digit separately. This is not how money is read.

 Decimal Pronunciation 0.5 Point five 0.75 Point seven five

In English, percentages are simple to read aloud. Simply say the number followed by the word "percent."

 Percentage Pronunciation 25% Twenty-five percentage 100% One-hundred percentage

## Conclusion

As compared to the other languages, numbers in English are more interesting and there are various ways in which parents or teachers can teach students the number concepts. Involving children in some activities enhances their understanding of the concept in an easier manner.

## FAQs on Numbers in English

1. How to pronounce years?

In English, reading years is a bit of a challenge. In general, read the first two digits of a four-digit year as a whole number, then the second two digits as another whole number. This rule does have a few exceptions. Years in the first 100 years of a new millennium can be read as two two-digit numerals or as complete numbers with four digits. As millennia would be tricky to pronounce differently, they are always read as full numbers. New centuries are written as a series of hundreds. We don't use the word "thousand" when referring to years that are less than 1000 years old.

2. What are negative numbers?

The name of a negative number is preceded by "minus" or (American English) "negative" and the name of the matching positive number. As a result, 5.2 is also known as "minus five point two" or "negative five point two."