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Learn about Numbers

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How high can you count?

How about counting to one hundred or one thousand? 


Cardinal Numbers

The numbers you use for counting are called "cardinal numbers", for example:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...

eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen...

Here are some other "cardinal numbers" you need to remember for counting:

0zero
1one
10ten
100one hundred
1,000one thousand
1,000,000one million
1,000,000,000one billion

Ordinal Numbers

The numbers you use to talk about the order of things are called "ordinal numbers", for example:

My horse came in first.

I was the fifth person in line.

Here are the first ten ordinal numbers:

first1stsixth6th
second2ndseventh7th
third3rdeighth8th
fourth4thninth9th
fifth5thtenth10th


Multiples

Sometimes numbers aren't expressed in cardinal or ordinal numbers.

Here are a few examples:

half (1/2)

single (1)

double (x2)

triple (x3)

quadruple (x4)


a pair/couple (2)

a few (2 or 3)

several (more than 3 but not many)

a dozen (12)

a half dozen (6)

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