Unit 7.1


Cardinal numbers

INTRODUCTION

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 dog.
  • There are three examples here.
  • We need 10 oranges to make orange juice.

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).

EXTENSION

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: zeroonetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnine and ten.

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

 

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