Counting to 1,000 and Beyond
1 to 20
21 to 99
Note that forty does not have a u but four does!
100 to 999
Write how many hundreds ("one hundred", "two hundred", etc), then the rest of the number as above.
In UK English use "hundred and".
|101||one hundred one||one hundred and one|
|116||one hundred sixteen||one hundred and sixteen|
|144||one hundred forty-four||one hundred and forty-four|
|212||two hundred twelve||two hundred and twelve|
|271||two hundred seventy-one||two hundred and seventy-one|
|621||six hundred twenty-one||six hundred and twenty-one|
|999||nine hundred ninety-nine||nine hundred and ninety-nine|
1,000 to 999,999
Write how many thousands ("one thousand", "two thousand", etc), then the rest of the number as above.
|1,101||one thousand, one hundred one||one thousand, one hundred and one|
|15,016||fifteen thousand, sixteen||fifteen thousand, and sixteen|
|(No hundreds? Don't write them!
but the and is still needed in the UK)
|112,621||one hundred twelve thousand, six hundred twenty-one||one hundred and twelve thousand, six hundred and twenty-one|
|999,999||nine hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine||nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine|
Millions and More
Write how many millions then the rest of the number like above.
|1,006,101||one million, six thousand, one hundred one||one million, six thousand, one hundred and one|
|191,232,891||one hundred ninety-one million, two hundred thirty-two thousand, eight hundred ninety-one||one hundred and ninety-one million, two hundred and thirty-two thousand, eight hundred and ninety-one|
|999,999,999||nine hundred ninety-nine million, nine hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine||nine hundred and ninety-nine million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine|
Use the same method for:
|Vigintillion||1 followed by 63 zeros!|
When writing the number put commas every three digits like this:
When writing words some people use commas, some don't. Which do you prefer?
- one million six thousand one hundred one
- one million, six thousand, one hundred one