Cardinal, Ordinal and Nominal Numbers
Indicate counting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc)
The order of something (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th etc)
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.
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.