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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Ordinal Numbers?
In linguistics, ordinal numbers are the words representing the rank of a number with respect to some order, in particular order or position (i.e. first, second, third, etc.). Its use may refer to size, importance, chronology, etc. In English, they are adjectives. They are different from the cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.) referring to the quantity. Ordinal numbers are alternatively written in English with numerals and letter suffixes: 1st, 2nd or 2d, 3rd or 3d, 4th, 11th, 21st, 101st, 477th, etc. In some countries, written dates omit the suffix, although it is nevertheless pronounced. For example: 4 July 1776 (pronounced "the fourth of July ... "); July 4, 1776, ("July fourth ..."). When written out in full with "of", however, the suffix is retained: the 4th of July.
Ordinal numbers are slightly more challenging for students so for more practice consider using one or more of the 40 ordinal numbers worksheets
on this page. It is important to relate ordinal numbers to their cardinal counterparts especially when the connection is not obvious for example one and first. Here is a jumbled words activity where students practice spelling ordinal numbers
and matching the words with the numbers. The worksheet is cute and would be good for groups of young students; for high school or adult students, you may want to choose a different design or a different worksheet altogether. If you successfully used an activity to teach students cardinal numbers, you may decide to use the same one to practice ordinal numbers too. For more teaching ideas, take a moment to read the article “How to Teach Ordinal Numbers
” and if you have time, upload any worksheets you have on this topic to this page so that other busy teachers can learn from you.
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Numbers are a weak point of my students but only repeating them doesn't solve the problem. That's why I made this interesting quiz worksheet about facts of London. (source: londoncouncils.gov.uk) ...
This is a listening worksheet to revise different numbers. It can be used as a test or as a warm-up activity. In this gap-filling task all numbers are missing. Students have to fill them in with w ...
Greetings! This worksheet is about ordinal numbers and some real life applications of them, such as alphabetical order, order of the days. The names of the days are movable to their designated pla ...
I like to play this game as a recap for ordinal and cardinal numbers. It works just like dominoes, matching the numbers up, except one side has the number in numerals and the other the words, so o ...
This is an entry test I used to evaluate first year middle school students on numbers, school objects, colours, basic questions, such as: How are you? How old are you? Students have to fill in the ...
My friend Alicia is good at preparing her own materials. This school year she wants to start teaching concepts well to her students since books always confuse students and rarely contain all the i ...
This worksheet is a big test for a slow learner. It has vocabulary (jobs, school stuff, numbers, family), subject prononuns exercises, possessive pronoun exercises, different types of sentences -s ...
It is a basic test about verb to be, prepositions of place and cardinal and ordinal numbers. It can be used as a previous test or as a review.It is suitable for elementary learners. You can also ...
This worksheet will make your students to have some ordinal numbers practice. Ask your students to make pairs, and give Student A a copy of the worksheet for Student A, and Student B a copy of the ...
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