Correct spelling, explanation: the word is combined by using numeral four and suffix -teen, which role is to create names of numerals in the range of 13-19. The form
forteen, in which u is omitted is definitely a mistake.
Definition of fourteen:
Fourteen is a numeral – the part of speech defining the quantitative features of something: number, order etc. They answer the questions: how many? which in turn?
They have a right to consider my complaint within fourteen days.
There are fourteen boys in my class.
Idioms and phrases with fourteen:
→ keep your eyes fourteen, Greek saying that means to be careful about situation around you, observe carefully and pay lots of attention: He is a dangerous man. Keep your eyes fourteen when you meet him.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: it is not correct to skip letter u in numeral fourteen because the spelling of the core – four – is spelled with u. Therefore
forteen is incorrect.
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