13rd or 13th

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Revere_ir, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Revere_ir Junior Member

    Italy Italian
    Is it right 13rd? or 13th?
     
  2. Trisia

    Trisia mod de viață

    București
    Romanian
    Interesting question, Revere.

    3rd - third
    13th - thirteenth (it's not formed in the same way as the others: cardinal numeral + third)
    23rd - twenty-third
    33rd - thirty-third
    [...]
     
  3. Misled Youth Junior Member

    Kuwait
    Pakistan
    13th is right. If you spell it out, it will be thirteenth.

    If it is a fraction 1/3, then you say it out as one third.
     
  4. gringo70

    gringo70 New Member

    Brasilia, Brazil
    Spanish - Argentine
    Ok, this is how it goes:
    1st,first; 2nd,second; 3rd,third, 4th,fourth; 5th; 6th;7th; 8th; 9th, 10th;11th; 12th; 13th; 14th; 15th; 16th;17th; 18th; 19th; 20th; then:
    21st, twenty first; 22nd, twenty second; 23rd, twenty third, 24, twenty forth; 26th; 27th; 28th; 29th; 30th, then back to:
    31st, thirty first, 32nd thirty second, 33rd thirty third, 34 thirty fourth, 35th; 36th; 37th; 38th; 39th; 40th, then back again to:
    41st, forty first; 42nd forty second; 43,forty third; 44th, forty forth, 46th; 47th... From here on it goes indefinitely along this pattern.
    For example:100th; 101st; 102nd; 103rd; 104th; 1,000,001st; 1,000,002nd..... Sounds difficult at first, but I,m sure you'll catch up with it soon!
     
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