Numbers in English: Games Tests Examples

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.

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: 1st lesson, 6th week, 14th 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 fortynine
67 sixtyseven
352 three hundred and fiftytwo
5841 five thousand eight hundred and fortyone
1115 one thousand one hundred and fifteen

Ordinal numbers

1st the first
2nd the second
3rd the third
4th the fourth
5th the fifth
6th the sixth
7th the seventh
8th the eighth
9th the ninth
10th the tenth
11th the eleventh
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


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Games to play

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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 search puzzle worksheet Word search puzzle worksheet jpg image Word search puzzle worksheet pdf

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


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