# English numerals

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, like a minus sign (-).

• 21: twenty-one
• 22: twenty-two
• 23: twenty-three
• 24: twenty-four
• 25: twenty-five
• 26: twenty-six
• 27: twenty-seven
• 28: twenty-eight
• 29: twenty-nine
• 30: thirty
• 31: thirty-one
• 64: sixty-four
• 65: sixty-five
• 66: sixty-six
• 67: sixty-seven
• 98: ninety-eight
• 99: ninety-nine

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

The way numbers are written and spoken differs between American English and other forms of English, such as British English and Australian English, as follows.

## American English

To write a whole number from 100 to 999 in American English:

• First write how many hundreds.
• Then write the word "hundred".
• Then write the name of the two-digit number after the digit in the hundreds place.

In standard, written, American English, the word "and" is not in the word-name of any whole number even though many speakers insert it.

Examples:

• 101: one hundred one
• 102: one hundred two
• 175: one hundred seventy-five
• 200: two hundred
• 300: three hundred
• 400: four hundred
• 512: five hundred twelve
• 513: five hundred thirteen
• 600: six hundred
• 987: nine hundred eighty-seven

## British and Commonwealth English

To write a whole number from 100 to 999 in British and Commonwealth English:

• First write how many hundreds.
• Then write the words "hundred and".
• Then write the name of the two-digit number after the digit in the hundreds place.

In standard, written, British English (and the English spoken in many other places), the word "and" is in the word-name of many whole numbers.

Examples:

• 101: one hundred and one (NOT: one hundred one)
• 102: one hundred and two (NOT: one hundred two)
• 175: one hundred and seventy-five (NOT: one hundred seventy-five)
• 200: two hundred
• 300: three hundred
• 400: four hundred
• 500: five hundred
• 512: five hundred and twelve (NOT: five hundred twelve)
• 900: nine hundred
• 987: nine hundred and eighty-seven (NOT: nine hundred eighty-seven)