Questions tagged [ordinals]

Words like 'first', 'second', and 'third' – numerals which denote a place in a sequence.

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Asking the position of a person in a sequence

How to ask the position(?) of a president (like 10th) of a country, correctly?
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How to ask a question which implies an ordinal number as an answer? [duplicate]

How do I ask a question which implies an ordinal number as an answer? E.g. if I want to ask "which exit should I take on a motorway?" and I don't want to get an answer "left" or "right" or "the next ...
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Article before ordinal numbers

That first season wrapped everything up nicely and when I heard that a second season would be made I started to wonder if it would be able to reach the same quality as the first season. Source: ...
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How to ask for ordinal date?

Let's say my friend's just arrived in New York 4 days ago. I could ask him "How many days have you been in New York?", and he would answer me something like "4 days." But if I want him to answer me, "...
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How to write about ordered things?

Can anyone help me about the correct usage of nd and th ? The nth best grade The n'th best grade The nnd best grade What are they called in the grammar ? Which one of them is grammatically ...