Fourth relates to the number four (e.g., fourth place).|
Forth usually means forward or onward.
Do not confuse forth and fourth, which sound identical.
ForthThe word forth (without u) is an adverb meaning forward or onward (e.g., from this day forth, bring forth, go forth). It can also mean come out into view (e.g., Come forth from the crowd).
Put a cherry on top the first cake, then the second, and so forth.
(and so forth = more of the same)
I need to be present at the meeting to put my ideas forth.
(to make the ideas apparent, i.e., to bring them into view (figuratively))
FourthThe word fourth (with u) relates to the number four. It can be a noun (e.g., one fourth, i.e., a quarter), an adjective (e.g., the fourth car) or an adverb (e.g., the new driver came fourth).
Select the correct version:
FOUR = FOURTH
The word fourth (with u) relates to the number four.
FORTH = FORWARD
The word forth shares the same first three letters as forward.
FORTY NOT FOURTY
The word forty (which obviously relates to the number four) is not spelt with a u. (This is a common spelling mistake, particularly in handwritten text.)