Numbers are a mathematical way of representing quantity. They can be used to count, measure, and label objects. That is why you need to understand the figures for proficient English. Whether you are a student or a professional you need to count, calculate or express the quantity of items. Numbers in English are the basic vocabulary to use while speaking the amount of something. If your field of interest requires calculation or mathematics, then this web page is a good place to start learning English numbers.

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## ⬤ What are the numbers in English?

In English we have two basic groups of numbers: cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers.

**Cardinal numbers:**These are the numbers that say the amount of something. You can get these numbers by asking “How many”.

Examples: 2 apples, 9 students, 23 days etc.**Ordinal numbers:**These are the numbers that say the the position in a list.

Examples: 1^{st}lesson, 6^{th}week, 14^{th}candidate etc.- Some numbers are even, which means they are divisible by two, and some numbers are odd, which means they are not divisible by two.

## ⬤ Numbers as Pictures with pronunciations

### ⬤ Numbers 1-20

- 1 one
- 2 two
- 3 three
- 4 four
- 5 five
- 6 six
- 7 seven
- 8 eight
- 9 nine
- 10 ten

- 11 eleven
- 12 twelve
- 13 thirteen
- 14 fourteen
- 15 fifteen
- 16 sixteen
- 17 seventeen
- 18 eighteen
- 19 nineteen
- 20 twenty

## ⬤ How to write big numbers in English

49 **forty–nine **

67 **sixty–seven **

352 **three hundred and fifty–two **

5841 **five thousand eight hundred and forty–one **

1115 **one thousand one hundred and fifteen **

### ⬤ Ordinal numbers

**st**

2nd the seco

**nd**

3rd the thi

**rd**

4th the fourth

5th the fifth

6th the sixth

7th the seventh

8th the eighth

9th the ninth

10th the tenth

12th the twelfth

13th the thirteenth

14th the fourteenth

15th the fifteenth

16th the sixteenth

17th the seventeenth

18th the eighteenth

19th the nineteenth

20th the twentieth 21st the twenty-first

**SIMILAR PAGES:**

** ❯❯ ** **Maths vocabulary**

## ⬤ Games to play

### ⬤ Numbers Flashcards

### ⬤ Flip cards exercise

### ⬤ Numbers Jigsaw puzzle game

## ⬤ How to say the numbers

1/8 One eighth

1/5 One fifth

1/4 One quarter / one fourths

3/4 Three quarters

1/3 One third

2/3 Two thirds

1/2 One half

In American English fractional numbers are expressed like these:

1/8 One over eight

1/5 One over five

1/4 One over four

1/3 One over three

2/3 Two over three

1/2 One over two

### ⬤ How to say operations

We use the names of the operations below in English.

+ Plus (And)

– Minus (Take away)

x Multiplied by (Times)

÷ Divided by

= Equals (Is)

. Point

% Percent

Examples:

1 + 5 = 6 one plus five equals six

4 – 3 = 1 four minus three equals one

3*2= 6 three times two equals six

6/3=2 six divided by three equals two

10% ten percent

### ⬤ How to say decimal numbers

2.95 – two point nine five

1.34 – one point three four

0.5 – point five

0.75 – point seven five

0.01 – point zero one

0.8569 point eight five six nine

## ⬤ Numbers exercises

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## ⬤ Worksheets

Numbers worksheets | ||
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• Numbers word scramble game worksheet | ||

• Numbers word search puzzle worksheet |

**External resource links:**

You can also click here to watch a video about numbers or here to see more information about numbers on WikiPedia.