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Fourth relates to the number four (e.g., fourth place).
Forth usually means forward or onward.
Do not confuse forth
, which sound identical.
The word forth
) is an adverb
(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))
The word fourth
) 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.)
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