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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Numbers: Cardinal

 
 

Definition

Cardinal numbers show how much or how many. They are numbers like one, two, three.

Explanation

Cardinal numbers --

  • go before count nouns.
  • use hyphens for numbers that are made up of two words. For example, twenty-one, thirty-four, forty-nine.

Related Sections

Count & Non-Count Nouns
Expressions of Quantity
Numbers: Ordinal
Plurals