numbers and dates

cardinal numbers

0 zero (degrees), nought (after a decimal point), nil (score in sports), O (a sequence of numbers such as a telephone number), love (in tennis)
1 one 11 eleven 21 twentyone 31 thirtyone
2 two 12 twelve 22 twentytwo 32 thirtytwo
3 three 13 thirteen 23 twentythree 33 thirtythree etc.
4 four 14 fourteen 24 twentyfour 40 forty
5 five 15 fifteen 25 twenty-five 50 fifty
6 six 16 sixteen 26 twentysix 60 sixty
7 seven 17 seventeen 27 twentyseven 70 seventy
8 eight 18 eighteen 28 twentyeight 80 eighty
9 nine 19 nineteen 29 twentynine 90 ninety
10 ten 20 twenty 30 thirty 100 a/one hundred
1,000 a/one thousand
1,000,000 a/one million
  • numbers composed of three or more figures are preceded by and before tens (10, 20, 30 etc) or units (1,2,3 etc)
    231 = two hundred and thirty-one
    401 = four hundred and one
  • English uses a period (.) to indicate decimals and a comma (,) to indicate groups of thousands.
    25.6 (twenty-five point six)
    1,001 (one thousand and one)
  • take note of the hyphen between the tens (10, 20, 30 etc) and units (1,2,3, etc)
    twentyeight

ordinal numbers

1st first 11th eleventh 21st twentyfirst 31st thirtyfirst
2nd second 12th twelfth 22nd twentysecond 32nd thirtysecond
3rd third 13th thirteenth 23rd twentythird 33rd thirtythird etc.
4th fourth 14th fourteenth 24th twentyfourth 40th fortieth
5th fifth 15th fifteenth 25th twentyfifth 50th fiftieth
6th sixth 16th sixteenth 26th twentysixth 60th sixtieth
7th seventh 17th seventeenth 27th twentyseventh 70th seventieth
8th eighth 18th eighteenth 28th twentyeighth 80th eightieth
9th ninth 19th nineteenth 29th twentyninth 90th ninetieth
10th tenth 20th twentieth 30th thirtieth 100th hundredth
1,000th thousandth
1,000,000th millionth

 

dates

days of the week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
months of the year January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • days of the week and months of the year are written with capital letters in English

how to write the date

May 28, 2020 28 May 2020
May 28th, 2020 28th May 2020

how to say the date

May the twenty-eighth two thousand and twenty the twenty-eighth of May two thousand and twenty

exercises

cardinal numbers 1-100

cardinal numbers 1-1000000

  • exercise 1: write the cardinal numbers in full 1-1045
  • exercise 2: write the cardinal numbers in full 1-1000000
  • exercise 3: write the cardinal numbers 1-1000000

ordinal numbers

  • exercise 1: write the ordinal numbers in full 1-7
  • exercise 2: various exercises for practising the ordinal numbers 1-10
  • exercise 3: write the ordinal numbers in full  1-20
  • exercise 4: write the ordinal numbers in full  1-40
  • exercise 5: write the ordinal numbers in full  1-1000000

dates

  • exercise 1: choose the correct  day and date
  • exercise 2: drag the written date on the right next to the date in numbers on the left
  • exercise 3: fill in the correct words in the dates
  • exercise 4: write the date in full
  • exercise 5: write the date in full

useful page

  • exercises for practising telling the time in English