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    "th" after numerals used adjectivally

    Dear experts,

    If I am reading various issues of the same magazine, which correspond to different years of publishing (e.g., 2015, 2016), how is to say about it grammatically:

    I am reading 2015-year-issues and 2016-year-issues
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    I am reading 2015th-year-issues and 2016th-year-issues


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    Re: "th" after numerals used adjectivally

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    Dear experts,

    If I am reading various issues of the same magazine, which correspond to different years of publishing (e.g., 2015, 2016), how is to say about it grammatically:

    I am reading 2015-year-issues and 2016-year-issues
    or
    I am reading 2015th-year-issues and 2016th-year-issues

    Thank you
    I am reading issues from 2015 and 2016.
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    Re: "th" after numerals used adjectivally

    2015th would be the two thousand and fifteenth ​issue, meaning that there were two thousand and fourteen issues before this one.

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    Re: "th" after numerals used adjectivally

    You could also say "I'm reading the twenty fifteen and sixteen issues" if you are speaking.

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