English Grammar Exercises: Ordinal Cardinal Number

Friday, February 26, 2021

Ordinal Cardinal Number

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There are two kinds of numbers in English. They are not interchangeable. We use these numbers to count something, to say our age, to tell the date etc. Let's see these two kinds of numbers and their use in our daily life.

Cardinal Numbers

 Figures Numbers Figures Numbers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
eighteen
nineteen
twenty
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
1,000
1,000,000
1,000,000,000
twenty-one
twenty-two
twenty-three
twenty-four
twenty-five
twenty-six
twenty-seven
twenty-eight
twenty-nine
thirty
forty
fifty
sixty
seventy
eighty
ninety
a hundred
a thousand
a million
a billion

Ordinal Numbers

 Figures Numbers Figures Numbers
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
18th
19th
20th
first
second
third
fourth
fifth
sixth
seventh
eighth
ninth
tenth
eleventh
twelfth
thirteenth
fourteenth
fifteenth
sixteenth
seventeenth
eighteenth
nineteenth
twentieth
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
29th
30th
40th
50th
60th
70th
80th
90th
100th
1,000th
1,000,000th
1,000,000,000th
twenty-first
twenty-second
twenty-third
twenty-fourth
twenty-fifth
twenty-sixth
twenty-seventh
twenty-eighth
twenty-ninth
thirtieth
fortieth
fiftieth
sixtieth
seventieth
eightieth
ninetieth
hundredth
thousandth
millionth
billionth


Cardinal and Ordinal Number Exercises

Exercise I

Write the following numbers in words.

Example:

9 nine

  1. 3 ………………………….

  2. 5 …………………………

  3. 8 …………………………

  4. 10 …………………………

  5. 11 …………………………

  6. 12 …………………………

  7. 13 …………………………

  8. 14 …………………………

  9. 15 …………………………

  10. 18 …………………………

  11. 20 …………………………

  12. 31 …………………………

  13. 40 …………………………

  14. 56 …………………………

  15. 90…………………………

  16. 100…………………………

  17. 205…………………………

  18. 900…………………………

  19. 970…………………………

  20. 1,000………………………


Exercise II

Write the following ordinal numbers in words.

Example:

11th the eleventh



  1. 1st …………………………..

  2. 2nd…………………………..

  3. 3rd …………………………..

  4. 4th…………………………..

  5. 5th…………………………..

  6. 9th…………………………..

  7. 10th…………………………..

  8. 12th………………………….

  9. 13th………………………….

  10. 14th………………………….

  11. 15th………………………….

  12.  19th…………………………

  13.  20th…………………………

  14.  21st…………………………

  15.  22nd…………………………

  16.  23rd…………………………

  17.  25th………………………….

  18.  29th………………………….

  19.  30th…………………………

  20.  31st…………………………


Exercise III

Underline the correct words in the brackets to complete the sentences.

Example:

I was born on (the twenty first, twenty one) of April.

  1. Today is (the first, one) of February, 2021.

  2. He got (the second, two) winner in that competition.

  3. I've got (the second, two) brothers.

  4. Life in (the twenty first, twenty one) century is more challenging.

  5. Do you live on (the third, three) floor?

  6. Take (the first, one) turning on the left.

  7. I just finished reading (the seventh, seven) chapter.

  8. It's her (eighteenth, eighteen) birthday today.

  9. Who's (the first, one) president of Indonesia?

  10. (Second, two) hand items are always cheaper than the brand new one.

Answer

Exercise I

  1. 3 three.
  2. 5 five
  3. 8 eight
  4. 10 ten
  5. 11 eleven
  6. 12 twelve
  7. 13 thirteen
  8. 14 fourteen
  9. 15 fifteen
  10. 18 eighteen
  11. 20 twenty
  12. 31 thirty-one
  13. 40 forty
  14. 56 fifty-six
  15. 90 ninety
  16. 100 a/one hundred
  17. 205 two hundred and five
  18. 900 nine hundred
  19. 970 nine hundred and seventy
  20. 1,000 a/one thousand

Exercise II


  1. 1st the first

  2. 2nd the second

  3. 3rd  the third

  4. 4th the fourth..

  5. 5th the fifth

  6. 9th the ninth

  7. 10th the tenth

  8. 12th the twelfth

  9. 13th the thirteenth

  10. 14th the fourteenth

  11. 15th the fifteenth

  12.  19th the nineteenth

  13.  20th the twentieth

  14.  21st the twenty first

  15.  22nd the twenty-second

  16.  23rd the twenty-third

  17.  25th the twenty-fifth

  18.  29th the twenty-ninth

  19.  30th the thirtieth

  20.  31st the thirty-first


Exercise III

  1. Today is (the first, one) of February, 2021.

  2. He got (the second, two) winner in that competition.

  3. I've got (the second, two) brothers.

  4. Life in (the twenty first, twenty one) century is more challenging.

  5. Do you live on (the third, three) floor?

  6. Take (the first, one) turning on the left.

  7. I just finished reading (the seventh, seven) chapter.

  8. It's her (eighteenth, eighteen) birthday today.

  9. Who's (the first, one) president of Indonesia?

  10. (Second, two) hand items are always cheaper than the brand new one.








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