Numbers can be "cardinal" (one, two, three) or "ordinal" (first, second, third), as shown in this table:
|100||one hundred||one hundredth||100th|
|1000||one thousand||one thousandth||1000th|
|etc||see more cardinal and ordinal numbers|
Like all determiners, numbers come at the beginning of a noun phrase, so they come in front of any adjective(s).
Look at these example sentences:
- I ordered two cakes.
- There were three hundred angry people present.
- Jane won first prize and Jo won third prize.
- They have just produced their one millionth sports car.
When used together in a noun phrase, ordinals normally come before cardinals.
- The first three prizes went to the same family.