Spelling Numbers 

Spelling numbers can be tricky, especially when it comes to certain numbers and number words. How often do we ask ourselves, "Is it forty or fourty? How do you spell 8th?"

Here, in one simple chart, we provide all the information you'll need. Check out the special tips for troublesome number words below the chart.

Print our chart for spelling numbers.

Cardinal number Ordinal number
1 one first
2 two second
3 three third
4 four fourth
5 five fifth
6 six sixth
7 seven seventh
8 eight eighth
9 nine ninth
10 ten tenth
11 eleven eleventh
12 twelve twelfth
13 thirteen thirteenth
14 fourteen fourteenth
15 fifteen fifteenth
16 sixteen sixteenth
17 seventeen seventeenth
18 eighteen eighteenth
19 nineteen nineteenth
20 twenty twentieth
30 thirty thirtieth
40 forty fortieth
50 fifty fiftieth
60 sixty sixtieth
70 seventy seventieth
80 eighty eightieth
90 ninety ninetieth
100 one hundred one hundredth
1000 one thousand one thousandth


Tips for spelling numbers that are often troublesome:


Watch the E when spelling words with nine:
NINE  - NINTH - NINETEEN - NINETY

Of these, only NINTH does not have an E.

Beware of problems with U when spelling four numbers.
FOUR - FOURTH - FOURTEEN - FORTY

Of these, only FORTY does not have a U.

The letter V only appears in the word FIVE.

FIVE - FIFTH - FIFTEEN - FIFTY

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Troublesome homonyms Explained, Part 2:  Here's more spelling help with homonyms. If your/you’re ever to/too/two confused to use the correct homonym, print out this free, handy reference tool! This list features homonyms for the remainder of the alphabet, from P to Y.


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