# Ordinal Numbers

We use ordinal numbers to talk about the "order" of things or to define a thing's position in a series.

 first 1st second 2nd third 3rd fourth 4th fifth 5th sixth 6th seventh 7th eighth 8th ninth 9th tenth 10th eleventh 11th twelfth 12th thirteenth 13th fourteenth 14th fifteenth 15th sixteenth 16th seventeenth 17th eighteenth 18th nineteenth 19th twentieth 20th twenty-first 21st twenty-second 22nd twenty-third 23rd twenty-fourth 24th thirtieth 30th thirty-first 31st fortieth 40th fiftieth 50th sixtieth 60th seventieth 70th eightieth 80th ninetieth 90th hundredth 100th hundred and first 101st hundred and fifty-second 152nd two hundredth 200th thousandth 1,000th millionth 1,000,000th billionth 1,000,000,000th trillionth 1,000,000,000,000th
Note that after the numeral or digit, we write the last two letters of the word. For example, we take the last two letters of first and add them to the digit 1 to make 1st.

Transcript:

Well I placed a bet on a horse
and I hoped it would win
I was glued to the television
watching the racing

But it wasn't 1st (first) or 2nd (second)
3rd (third) or 4th (fourth)
5th (fifth), 6th (sixth)
7th (seventh) of course
8th (eighth)
9th (ninth)
10th (tenth)
11th (eleventh)
12th (twelfth)
13th (thirteenth)
14th (fourteenth)
15th (fifteenth)

or 16th (sixteenth)
17th (seventeenth)
18th (eighteenth)
19th (nineteenth)
20th (twentieth)
21st (twenty-first)
22nd (twenty-second)
23rd (twenty-third)
24th (twenty-fourth)
25th (twenty-fifth)
26th (twenty-sixth)
27th (twenty-seventh)
28th (twenty-eighth)
29th (twenty-ninth)
30th (thirtieth)

Not even 31st (thirty-first)!
Nowhere to be seen

32nd (thirty-second)
33rd (thirty-third)
34th (thirty-fourth)
35th (thirty-fifth)
36th (thirty-sixth)
37th (thirty-seventh)
38th (thirty-eighth)
39th (thirty-ninth)
40th (fortieth)

Uh huh...
I'll carry on counting

41st (forty-first)
42nd (forty-second)
43rd (forty-third)
44th (forty-fourth)
45th (forty-fifth)
46th (forty-sixth)
47th (forty-seventh)
48th (forty-eighth)
49th (forty-ninth)
50th (fiftieth)
Nowhere to be seen

60th (sixtieth)
70th (seventieth)
80th (eightieth)
90th (ninetieth)
100th (hundredth)
101st (hundred and first)

No, I came in last
152nd (hundred and fifty-second)
What a donkey!