Unit 7.1

Cardinal numbers – spelling

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INTRODUCTION

Cardinal numbers give information about how many people or things there are.

FORM

We use a hyphen between tens and unities. We use and between hundreds and tens. We use either the definite article a or one for 100 and 1,000. We separate three digits with a comma. There are a few words for the number zero. We separate three digits with a comma.

Unities from 1 to 9Numbers from 11 to 19Tens from 10 to 90
oneeleventen
twotwelvetwenty
threethirteenthirty
fourfourteenfourty
fivefifteenfifty
sixsixteensixty
sevenseventeenseventy
eighteighteeneighty
ninenineteenninety
Hundreds from 100 to 900Thousands from 1,000 to 9,000Milions from 1,000,000 to 9,000,000
one hundredone thousandone milion
two hundredtwo thousandtwo milion
three hundredthree thousandthree milion
four hundredfour thousandfour milion
five hundredfive thousandfive milion
six hundredsix thousandsix milion
seven hundredseven thousandseven milion
eight hundredeight thousandeight milion
nine hundrednine thousandnine milion
Tens+ – + unitiesHundreds+and+tensThousands+hundreds
twenty-oneone hundred and twentyone thousand two hundred
twenty-twotwo hundred and twentytwo thousand two hundred
twenty-threethree hundred and twentythree thousand two hundred
twenty-fourfour hundred and twentyfour thousand two hundred
twenty-fivefive hundred and twentyfive thousand two hundred
twenty-sixsix hundred and twentysix thousand two hundred
twenty-sevenseven hundred and twentyseven thousand two hundred
twenty-eighteight hundred and twentyeight thousand two hundred
twenty-ninenine hundred and twentynine thousand two hundred

 

EXAMPLE

  • 1,235,355 – one million two hundred thirty-five thousand three hundred fifty-five
  • 1,555,555 – one million five hundred fifty-five thousand five hundred fifty-five
  • 9,826,749 – nine million eight hundred twenty-six thousand seven hundred forty-nine

USE

We use cardinal numbers to indicate the number or amount of something.

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