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## Table of Cardinal Numbers

1 | one | 11 | eleven | 21 | twenty-one | 31 | thirty-one |

2 | two | 12 | twelve | 22 | twenty-two | 40 | forty |

3 | three | 13 | thirteen | 23 | twenty-three | 50 | fifty |

4 | four | 14 | fourteen | 24 | twenty-four | 60 | sixty |

5 | five | 15 | fifteen | 25 | twenty-five | 70 | seventy |

6 | six | 16 | sixteen | 26 | twenty-six | 80 | eighty |

7 | seven | 17 | seventeen | 27 | twenty-seven | 90 | ninety |

8 | eight | 18 | eighteen | 28 | twenty-eight | 100 | a/one hundred |

9 | nine | 19 | nineteen | 29 | twenty-nine | 1,000 | a/one thousand |

10 | ten | 20 | twenty | 30 | thirty | 1,000,000 | a/one million |

## Separation between hundreds and tens

Hundreds and tens are usually separated by 'and' (in American English 'and' is not necessary).

110 - one hundred *and* ten

1,250 - one thousand, two hundred *and* fifty

2,001 - two thousand *and* one

## Hundreds

Use 100 always with 'a' or 'one'.

100 - *a* hundred / *one* hundred

'a' can only stand at the beginning of a number.

100 - *a* hundred / *one* hundred

2,100 - two thousand, *one* hundred

## Thousands and Millions

Use 1,000 and 1,000,000 always with 'a' or 'one'.

1,000 - *a* thousand / *one* thousand

201,000 - two hundred and *one* thousand

Use commas as a separator.

57,458,302

## The Number 1,000,000,000

In English this number is a *billion*. This is very tricky for nations where 'a billion' has 12 zeros. 1,000,000,000,000 in English, however, is a *trillion*.

But don't worry, these numbers are even a bit problematic for native speakers: for a long time the British 'billion' had 12 zeros (a number with 9 zeros was called 'a thousand million'). Now, however, also in British English 'a billion' has 9 zeros. But from time to time this number still causes confusion (just like this paragraph, I'm afraid). ;o)

## Singular or Plural?

Numbers are usually written in singular.

two hundred Euros

several thousand light years

The plural is only used with *dozen*, *hundred*, *thousand*, *million*, *billion*, if they are not modified by another number or expression (e.g. a few / several).

hundreds of Euros

thousands of light years