forth and fourth - the difference
The Quick AnswerFourth 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))