Grammar Patterns

ord N

ord N

The noun is preceded by an ordinal - that is, an ordinal number such as first or second, or an adjective such as next, last, or final.
 ordinalNoun
thefirsthalf
thenextstep
thetenthfloor
Many nouns sometimes have a ordinal in front of them, as in my first husband or her second day as President. The nouns listed here are always or typically preceded by an ordinal.Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'round' groupThe 'stage' groupThe 'storey' groupThe 'edition' groupNouns with other meanings

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