Correct spelling, explanation: this form is the correct one, because the full-word form twentieth ends with th, thus this ending functions in the number-form. For the same reason suffix st is reserved for ordinal number first (and any other number ending with first. Therefore 20th is correct and
20st is a mistake.
Definition of 20th:
numeral, ordinal number between 19th and 21st
This is the 20th book he has written. I think this one is the best.
I want to travel to Rome on my 20th birthday.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the correct form here should be 20th, not
20st, since the word twentieth ends with th, which means the number-form should also end with th. St is the ending for number first, and there is no first in twentieth. Therefore 20th is the correct form here.
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