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    ordinal numbers

    I wonder what question(s) ordinal numbers answer.


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    Re: ordinal numbers

    To illustrate, in the following context, does "how many" fit there?

    -How many President was Nixon?
    -He was the 37th President.

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    That's a tricky question to make. If you asked something like 'which president...', would the natural answer be to give the order? I'd probably say the one who resigned over Watergate. You'd probably have to qualify the question to make it specific that this was what you were looking for, by adding something like 'in order' or 'where did he come'


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    Re: ordinal numbers

    Thank you very much indeed for your satisfying answer.

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    You're welcome.

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