Ordinal numbers

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Table of Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal Numbers from 1 through 1,000,000
1stfirst 11theleventh 21sttwenty-first 31stthirty-first
2ndsecond 12thtwelfth 22ndtwenty-second 40thfortieth
3rdthird 13ththirteenth 23rdtwenty-third 50thfiftieth
4thfourth 14thfourteenth 24thtwenty-fourth 60thsixtieth
5thfifth 15thfifteenth 25thtwenty-fifth 70thseventieth
6thsixth 16thsixteenth 26thtwenty-sixth 80theightieth
7thseventh 17thseventeenth 27thtwenty-seventh 90thninetieth
8theighth 18theighteenth 28thtwenty-eighth 100thone hundredth
9thninth 19thnineteenth 29thtwenty-ninth 1,000thone thousandth
10thtenth 20thtwentieth 30ththirtieth 1,000,000thone 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