# Ordinal numbers

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## Table of Ordinal Numbers

1 | st | first | 11 | th | eleventh | 21 | st | twenty-first | 31 | st | thirty-first | ||

2 | nd | second | 12 | th | twelfth | 22 | nd | twenty-second | 40 | th | fortieth | ||

3 | rd | third | 13 | th | thirteenth | 23 | rd | twenty-third | 50 | th | fiftieth | ||

4 | th | fourth | 14 | th | fourteenth | 24 | th | twenty-fourth | 60 | th | sixtieth | ||

5 | th | fifth | 15 | th | fifteenth | 25 | th | twenty-fifth | 70 | th | seventieth | ||

6 | th | sixth | 16 | th | sixteenth | 26 | th | twenty-sixth | 80 | th | eightieth | ||

7 | th | seventh | 17 | th | seventeenth | 27 | th | twenty-seventh | 90 | th | ninetieth | ||

8 | th | eighth | 18 | th | eighteenth | 28 | th | twenty-eighth | 100 | th | one hundredth | ||

9 | th | ninth | 19 | th | nineteenth | 29 | th | twenty-ninth | 1,000 | th | one thousandth | ||

10 | th | tenth | 20 | th | twentieth | 30 | th | thirtieth | 1,000,000 | th | one millionth | ||

## Form

### Spelling of Ordinal Numbers

Just add *th* to the cardinal number:

- four - fourth
- eleven - eleventh

Exceptions:

- one - first
- two - second
- three - third
- five - fifth
- eight - eighth
- nine - ninth
- twelve - twelfth

In compound ordinal numbers, note that only the last figure is written as an ordinal number:

- 421st = four hundred and twenty-first
- 5,111th = five thousand, one hundred and eleventh

### Figures

When expressed as figures, the last two letters of the written word are added to the ordinal number:

- first = 1st
- second = 2nd
- third = 3rd
- fourth = 4th
- twenty-sixth = 26th
- hundred and first = 101st

## Titles

In names for kings and queens, ordinal numbers are written in Roman numbers. In spoken English, the definite article is used before the ordinal number:

- Charles II - Charles the Second
- Edward VI - Edward the Sixth
- Henry VIII - Henry the Eighth

Exercise on Pronounciation of Ordinal Numbers

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