Names of numbers in English

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Here are some words for small numbers. Words in bold are irregular.

0 zero
1 one
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five
6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine
10 ten
11 eleven
12 twelve
13 thirteen
14 fourteen
15 fifteen
16 sixteen
17 seventeen
18 eighteen
19 nineteen
20 twenty
30 thirty
40 forty
50 fifty
60 sixty
70 seventy
80 eighty
90 ninety

When writing other numbers between 21 and 99, you must use a hyphen (-).

  • 21: twenty-one
  • 29: twenty-nine
  • 64: sixty-four
  • 99: ninety-nine

The number 100 is written as "one hundred", but sometimes people say "a hundred".

To write a number from 100 to 999:

  • First write how many hundreds.
  • Then write the word "hundred".
  • Then, if anything is left over, write whatever is left over. Some times people use "and" to show the left overs.

Examples:

  • 101: one hundred one
  • 101: one hundred one (or one hundred and one)
  • 102: one hundred two (or one hundred and two)
  • 175: one hundred seventy-five
  • 200: two hundred
  • 300: three hundred
  • 512: five hundred twelve
  • 987: nine hundred eighty-seven

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