Incorrect spelling

21th

Incorrect spelling, explanation: -th is a common suffix for ordinal numbers, however not all of them. Some numbers have irregular suffixes, and 1 is one of them – it’s ordinal form is first, so the suffix in numeral form will be -st. 21th is, then, a mistake and the correct form is 21st.


Correct spelling

21st

Correct spelling, explanation: the -st suffix for ordinal numbers is an irregular suffix for number one. This means that 1 and every other number ending with it (21, 541, 45331 etc.) will have suffix -st in numeral form of its ordinal version. Therefore the correct ordinal form of twenty-one is twenty-first, thus 21st. 21th is a mistake.

Definition of 21st:
numeral, ordinal number between 20th and 22nd
In USA 21st birthday is when you can start legally drink alcohol.
This is a crazy concept to believe in the 21st century!


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21nd

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21rd

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