It's our wedding anniversary. ~ Congratulations. Which one?

younghon

Senior Member
Korean - Korea
Note that English does not have a special expression to ask for ordinal numbers (first, second etc).

It's our wedding anniversary. ~ Congratulations. Which one? (NOT ... the how manyeth?) -from Practical English Usage third edition by Swan.



Q: In the above sentence, I wonder what “Which one?” means. Thanks in advance!
 
  • Hermione Golightly

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    British English
    Swan is quite right about 'How manyeth'? People do ask 'How many years is that?' and the ordinals are used as adjectives, "Today's our forty-fifth wedding anniversary!"
     
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