Hi, my dear friends!Now, I am reading "digit and numeral" numbers on English Club.https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/numbers-thousands.htmI know well about "digit".Because, Cambridge Dictionary says:Any one of the ten numbers 0 to 9.The number 345 contains three digits.But, the above dictionary says about numeral:A symbol that presents a number.I cannot get the meaning of "numeral", and also what is the difference between it and "digit"?May you help me, please?May you give me a few examples about "numeral" numbers?Thanks in advance and best wishes,Bijan

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  • Dear Danny!
    Thank you and dear Tanya.
    I got the meaning of the numeral well.
    Best wishes,
  • Dear Bijan! Let me answer your last questions.

    1. All numbers written in a symbolic form, i.e., 3, 56, 115, or as a words, i.e., three, fifty six, hundred fifteen are numerals.

    2. All frictions, 1/2, 1/3, 0.5, 033 as well as a half, one third, ou point five, ou point thirty three are numerals.

    3. Digits are also numebers. So, any digit from 0 to 9 and the appropriate words: zero, one, two,... are numerals.

  • Dear Tanya!
    It is very very interesting for me.
    I never knew about the numeral.
    First, here are my new questions:
    Sorry for disturbing you.
    A- So, 3.49 that is a Decimal Number, and also is a numeral.
    Am I correct, please?
    B- Can we say fractions numbers like 1/3 (one third) are numeral numbers?
    C- Can we say numbers after 9, like ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen and ... are numeral numbers?
    Second, it is several days, I cannot access to my page on the site.
    Sometimes, it is unresponsive.
    Do you or others have this challenge, please?
    Thanks in advance and best wishes,
  • Dear Bijan! Excuse me for some delay as we both were very busy diring a few days.

    So, Danny explaind everything correctly, but let me explain it in some different way.

    A digit is a single symbol used to make numerals.

    0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are the ten digits we use in everyday numerals.

    A numeral is a symbol or name that stands for a number.

    Examples: 349 and twelve are all numerals.

    So the number is an idea, the numeral is how we write it.

  • Dear Bijan! I've made my best to explain what you asked about. I will ask Tanya to add her explanations. But I can tell you at once, there are more than 9 parts of speech, although nine of them are the main.

  • Dear Danny!
    I cannot get it.
    In addition, you have said:
    A numeral ( at least on that page) is part of speech.
    What does it mean?
    English Club has said that there are the nine parts of speech.
    which part has "numeral" located in parts of speech?
    Thanks in advance,
  • Hi, dear Bijan! It may be really confusing for the learners. So, let me explain a few words using the numeral examples.

    You are absolutely right.

    A digit is a written symbol for any of the ten numbers from 0 to 9.

    A number is one or more digits written in a row. For example: 256 is a number that consists of three digits: 2, 5 and 6.

    A numeral (at least, on that page) is a part of speech. Any digit or number is a numeral. For example:

    It is 7 am now. (IT is a pronoun, IS is a verb, 7 am is a numeral, NOW is an adverb).

    I have bought 2 books yesterday (I is a pronoun, BOUGHT is a verb, 2 is a numeral, BOOKS is a noun).

    Is it clear now?

  • In addition, please look at this below sentence in above link:
    In English, when we write numerals OR digits,....
    The sentence shows that they should be different in the meaning.
    Because, the above sentence has used "OR".
    Thanks again,
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