Cardinal, Ordinal and Nominal Numbers

Cardinal numbers

Indicate counting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc)

Ordinal numbers

The order of something (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th etc)

Nominal numbers

Names something (shirt number7, number 48 bus etc)

To remember cardinal, ordinal and nominal definitions see below:

Cardinal is counting, while ordinal nearly says order and nominal nearly says name.

Examples

1. Cardinal numbers

Examples of cardinal numbers would be 22 cars, 2 puppies or 6 friends.

2.  Ordinal numbers

Examples of ordinal numbers would be the 3rd in line of a queue or the 2nd fastest.

3.  Nominal numbers

Examples of nominal numbers would be shirt number 7 and bus number 36.