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Cardinal vs Ordinal Numbers

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Cardinal numbers

What is the purpose of ordinal numbers?

To indicate the position or rank of something

Fifth

When should cardinal numbers be used?

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Study Notes

Types of Numbers

• Cardinal numbers show the quantity of something, indicating how many or how much of something exists.

Ordinal Numbers

• The purpose of ordinal numbers is to show the position or rank of something in a sequence or order.
• An example of an ordinal number is "first", as it indicates the position of something in a sequence.

Using Cardinal Numbers

• Cardinal numbers should be used when describing the quantity of something, such as "I have 5 dogs" or "There are 12 students in the class".

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Test your knowledge of cardinal and ordinal numbers with this tricky English quiz. Learn when to use which type of number and avoid common mistakes like saying "the number five question" instead of "the fifth question."

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