Words for numbers --- English --- French and German --- Songs --- Counting sheepTo do calculations with numbers, you use the numerals, such as 1, 2, 3, or I, II, III. But when you talk about numbers, you use words: one, two, three. Our number words come from the Anglo-Saxons, who came to Britain in about the 6th century AD. We still use them, of course.
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