Numbers in English

VSR 22

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 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


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.


Reading fractions

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


Reading Decimals

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


Reading Percentages

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."

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