Unit 0

Cardinal Numbers


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Introduction

The cardinal numbers are used to express the quantity of something.

Form

We usually place a cardinal number before or after a noun:

  • 0 – Zero
  • 1 – One
  • 2 – Two
  • 3 – Three
  • 4 – Four
  • 5 – Five
  • 6 – Six
  • 7 – Seven
  • 8 – Eight
  • 9 – Nine
  • 10 – Ten

Example

  • I have one cat.
  • The metro is leaving from line three.
  • I have four brothers.
  • We need five apples to make an apple pie.
  • My cousin is seven months pregnant.
  • The train leaves at nine o’clock.
  • I live ten minutes away from here. 

Use

We use cardinal numbers to express a general number of people, animals or things (to talk about how many of those things there are).

Summary

Cardinal numbers are used to express the quantity of things, people and animals. These numbers are usually placed before or after a noun.

Cardinal numbers are: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten.

For example:
— “One car.” = 1 car.
— “Two cars.” = 2 cars.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context sentence.

Review examples

  • I purchased one car. – The cardinal number is one.
  • They ordered 3 pizzas. – The cardinal number is 3.
  • He wore the number 6. – The cardinal number is 6.
  • I think there are 8 jellybeans in the jar. – The cardinal number is 8.
  • My son turns 9 this year. – The cardinal number is 9.

Exercises

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