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    ten or tenth

    Novak Djokovic, has been beaten in the semi-finals by the tenth seed, Kei Nishikori, from Japan.

    Novak Djokovic, has been beaten in the semi-finals by the ten seed, Kei Nishikori, from Japan.

    The above was from BBC radio, and I am not sure about the underlined part. Is it "tenth" or "ten"? It sounds like "ten". But I think it should be No. ten seed. So, the tenth seed is right.

    Am I right?

    Jason

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    Re: ten or tenth

    In the US, we'd say "tenth seed."
    The comma after Djokovic is wrong and the comma after "Nishikori" doesn't really belong either.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: ten or tenth

    We call a tennis player the tenth seed or (more commonly, I think) the number ten seed.

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