Incorrect spelling

fiveteen

Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect, because the word five used to be unvoiced, and it used to be fif. However due to pronunciation f became voiced (as it ends the word we needed a stronger sound) and was transformed to v (f and v are the same sound but the former is unvoiced). In fifteen, however, t is also unvoiced, so f must have remained unvoiced as well. Therefore fiveteen is incorrect and the correct form is fifteen.


Correct spelling

fifteen

Correct spelling, explanation: fifteen is the correct spelling of this number, because of the fact, that right after second consonant f there is another unvoiced consonant t. Since v and f are the same sound – one voiced and another unvoiced – v became unvoiced for pronunciation reasons. Therefore fifteen is the correct form and fiveteen is incorrect.

Definition of fifteen:
numeral, cardinal number between fourteen and sixteen
-How much is this book? -It’s fifteen dollars.
Mr and Mrs Jonas have got fifteen children, that’s crazy.


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fiften

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fivteen

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fifthteen

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fifthten

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fiftyn

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fiftin

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fiftheen

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