6 Points about English Numbers

6 useful points about English numbers, Kim griffiths English, a great blog for learners of English as a second language

  1. How to write basic numbers
  2. How to pronounce the difference between 18 and 80
  3. Comma for thousands
  4. Odd and Even numbers
  5. Favorite numbers
  6. Spot the mistake quiz question

This week I’ve prepared 6 points about numbers which I think are interesting for beginners and also more advanced students.



1. How to write basic numbers

How to write long numbers, Kim griffiths English, a great blog for learners of English

The numbers 1 to ten, English class for beginner learners of English, KIMGRIFFITHS English blog

Numbers spelling, 11 to20, for learners of English, Kim Griffiths English blog

How to say the numbers 20 to 100, for English learners, kimgriffithsenglish.com blog


2. How to pronounce the difference between 18 and 80

Have a look at my video on YouTube and practice with me!

Click here to see the video on YouTube.

Remember where the word stress goes.

How to pronounce 18 and 80 etc, word stress for ESL learners. KimGriffithsEnglish


3. Comma for thousands

This is an important point to remember, especially if you come from Spain where they use the point to show thousands.

Use a comma for thousands. English numbers article for English learners. KimGriffithsEnglish.com



4. Odd and Even numbers

Odd can be used to describe something as strange but when we talk about numbers it means it isn’t possible to divide the number by two without using decimals or fractions.  e.g. 1,3,5,7…

Even numbers can be divided by two.  e.g. 2,4,6,8….

Click here to watch my YouTube video on odd and even numbers.


With English house numbers we use this numerical separation. Have a look at my illustration.

How houses are numbered in England, using odd numbers on one side of the road and even numbers on the other. KimGriffithsEnglish a good blog for ESL students learning English.



5.  Favorite numbers

What is your favorite number? KimGriffithsEnglish ESL blog for English learners.

It is surprising that many of us have a favorite number but don’t know why it is that number. I like the number 7 and I don’t know why either. Some people like a number because of a good thing that happened on that date or it is their birthday and others have interesting stories of how a particular number has affected or touched their lives.

What about you? Do you have a favorite number and why? Tell me in the comments. I’d love to hear about it!


6. Spot the mistake, quiz question

Spot the mistake numbers quiz question. KimGriffithsEnglish for English learners ESL

I’ll put the answer in next week’s article 😃


Well, that’s all for this week. Have a great week and try to listen to a series or movie in English and spot (find) all the numbers you can.



KimGriffithsEnglish. For ESL English learners. Articles, tips and other interesting stuff.





About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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