Unit 7.1

Cardinal numbers

Introduction

Cardinal numbers are used to express the quantity of something.

Form

These are the first ten cardinal numbers:

  • 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

Cardinal numbers are placed before or after a noun because we use them to express the exact number of people, animals or things (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: zeroonetwothreefourfivesixseveneightnine and ten.

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

 

 

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