- Cardinal Numbers: Overview
- Thousands and Millions
Cardinal numbers are basic English numbers. We use them to count and describe how much of something there is.
I have one car.
One is a numeral used to count the number of cars.
Cardinal Numbers: Overview
Here's an overview of how to write cardial numbers in English:
Rule 1: We put an and between the hundreds and the tens in British English. If there are no tens, we put the and before the single digits. We can skip the and in American English.
BrEn: one hundred and twenty
AmEn: one hundred twenty
BrEn: two thousand and five
AmEn: two thousand five
Rule 2: We put a or one before the number 100, but only at the beginning of a number.
a hundred; one hundred
two thousand, one hundred
Thousands and Millions
Rule 3: We use a and one with thousands and millions the same way as with hundreds.
a thousand, one thousand
two hundred and one thousand
Note: In English, we separate thousands by commas.
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