One, two, etc. for counting. First, second, etc. for showing the order of something.
There are four kittens. Who will be the first to be fed?
Normal numbers are 1, one, 2, two, 3, three, etc. These are also called cardinal numbers.
• I’d like three coffees, please.
• The Great Fire was about 400 years ago.
The next group of numbers are the ordinal numbers. We use these to show the order of something.
• She came second in the competition.
• The woman was in her sixth month of pregnancy.
• Today it is 26th February.

Remember: One cardinal. First ordinal.
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3rd
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Twentyfour
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We use ___ numbers for dates. We use (ordinal) numbers for dates.
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5th March. We say the fifth of March.Incorrect
We use ordinal numbers for dates.
5th March. We say the fifth of March. 
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We use ___ numbers for hotel rooms. We use (cardinal) numbers for hotel rooms.
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We use cardinal numbers for hotel rooms.
Room 21. We say room twentyone.Incorrect
We use cardinal numbers for hotel rooms.
Room 21. We say room twentyone. 
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We use ___ numbers with the names of kings and queens. We use (ordinal) numbers with the names of kings and queens.
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We use ordinal numbers with the names of kings and queens.
Henry VIII. We say Henry the eighth.Incorrect
We use ordinal numbers with the names of kings and queens.
Henry VIII. We say Henry the eighth. 
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We use ___ for floors of buildings. We use (ordinal) for floors of buildings.
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We use ordinal for floors of buildings.
15th Floor. We say the fifteenth floor.Incorrect
We use ordinal for floors of buildings.
15th Floor. We say the fifteenth floor. 
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We use ___ numbers for the age of a person. We use (cardinal) numbers for the age of a person.
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We use cardinal numbers for the age of a person.
21 years old. We say 21 years old.Incorrect
We use cardinal numbers for the age of a person.
21 years old. We say 21 years old.

Remember: One cardinal. First ordinal.
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