In general a numerical expression is a combination of numbers and one or more operation symbols.

**Numerical Expressions**

In
general a numerical expression is a combination of numbers and one or more
operation symbols.

Adjectives
are mainly words which tell us more about nouns and pronouns. Their function is
to tell us what kind, which ones, how many, what position or what colour. To
put it more precisely, a word accompanying a noun to describe or point out, the
person, animal, place or thing which the noun names, or to tell the number or
quantity is called an adjective.

**Examples:**

He was **first** in the race. (What position?)

She is a **brilliant** girl. (What kind?)

**Classification of adjectives:**

Adjectives
can be classified as follows:

5. Adjectives of Quantity

Adjectives

**Numerical Adjectives**

Numerical
adjectives are those that express numbers or numerical adjective is simply the
grammatical term for numbers. They include one, two, three, first, second, and
many others.

Numerical
adjectives are divided

into: **Cardinal Adjectives:**

The
cardinal adjectives show how many. It is used for

counting.
**Examples:**

One
life,five apples.

**Ordinal Adjectives:**

The
ordinal adjectives show which one of a series. It is used for

ranking. **Examples:**

The third
floor.

The first
chapter

**Multiplicative Adjectives:**

The
multiplicative adjectives show the number of repetitions. It is used for

multiplying.

**Examples:**

**Twice **thought **Once **achieved

Note:
When a numeral is used as a noun, the cardinal, like the pronominal adjectives,
takes no article. On the other hand, the ordinal uses the article.

Examples:

Two **only** were present. The **third** was lost.

When a
numerical expression is used as an adjective, the singular form should be used.
So, the plural form should be changed to appropriate singular form before the
noun.

**I - Expand the following:**

A journey of 45 miles - a 45 mile journey.

An expedition lasting for three days - a three day
expedition

An interval of 20 minutes - a twenty minute
interval

A DC supply of 280 volts - a 280 volt DC supply

A lecture for two hours - a two hour lecture

A monitor with a size of 14 inches - a fourteen
inch monitor

A project grant of Rs.60 lakhs - a sixty lakh
project grant

A base of 13 acres - a thirteen acre base

A squad of 1000 men - a 1000 men squad.

A project of 10 years - a ten
year project.

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