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**There are three types of numerals:**

**Cardinal**

**Ordinal**

**Fraction**

All natural numbers are cardinal numbers. Cardinal numbers are the generalization of natural numbers as it consists of all the counting numbers starting from one. Cardinal numbers are also called cardinals. The term cardinal numbers or cardinal was coined to represent the size of a set called cardinality(size) of sets. Cardinals numbers refer to quantity. They include zero and it’s synonyms; bought or naught, cipher or cypher, and the terms used in various games – nil, nothing. They also include dozens and scores.

The example of Cardinal numbers are; one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, etc.

Ordinal numeral refers to position or order of the subject in a sentence. The primary ordinals are items such as first, second, third…fifteenth, ect.

The fractions refer to quantities less than one. They include: half, two halves, a quarter, three quarters, and compounds of Cardinal number with an Ordinal, such as two thirds, three fifths, one eighth.

**Exercises
A. Complete the sentences with appropriate numerals.**

1. Two plus ………….. is nine.

2. Three plus eight is …………..

3. Four plus nine is …………..

4. ………….. plus eight is fifteen.

5. Fourteen plus six is …………..

6. Ten plus ………….. is twenty-five.

7. Twenty five plus ………….. is seventy five.

8. Two plus ………….. is twelve.

9. Eleven plus ………….. is twenty eight.

10. Fourteen plus ………….. is fifty four.

11. Twenty three plus eighteen is …………..

12. Fifty six plus six is …………..

13. ………….. plus seven is twelve.

14. Eighteen plus ………….. thirty seven.

15. Ten plus five is …………..

16. ………….. plus twenty six is fifty.

17. Eighteen plus twelve is …………..

18. Thirty one plus forty two is …………..

19. Fifty plus thirty is …………..

20. Thirty three plus five is …………..

**B. Complete the following sentences with proper ordinal numbers in English. You may prefix article with the numerals. You may use any number appropriate.**

1. Monday is ………….. day of the week.

2. February is ………….. month of the year.

3. Wednesday is ………….. day of the week.

4. April is ………….. month of the year.

5. Friday is ………….. day of the week.

6. June is ………….. month of the year.

7. July is ………….. month of the year.

8. Thursday is ………….. day of the week.

9. August is ………….. month of the year.

10. March is ………….. month of the year.

11. Saturday is ………….. day of the week.

12. January is ………….. month of the year.

13. November is ………….. month of the year.

14. May is ………….. month of the year.

15. Tuesday is ………….. day of the week.

16. September is ………….. month of the year.

17. Sunday is ………….. day of the week.

18. October is ………….. month of the year.

19. December is ………….. month of the year.

**C. Fill in the gaps with ordianal and cardinal numbers in English.**

1. We have breakfast at ………….. o’clock.

2. It is the ………….. time he comes here.

3. I have bought ………….. books.

4. This is the ………….. book I am reading this month.

5. You must do this exercise the ………….. time.

6. I have seen ………….. of my friends.

7. He is in the ………….. class.

8. He has learnt English for ………….. years.

9. I have worked on this for ………….. hours.

10. You will find the answer in the ………….. lesson.

11. Monday is the ………….. day of the week.

12. There is only ………….. cake left.

13. The ………….. part will be for him.

14. ………….. of his soldiers were killed in the battle.

15. ………….. is a good number.