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# Fifty or Fifty?

Fifty or fifty?

In this article we show you how to write 50 in English words correctly.

In addition, we provide you with the grammar rule right away. 🙂

Regardless of where they appear in a number, hyphenate all compound numbers between 21 and 99 (not 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90) such as 50. In other words:

Hyphenate all numbers between twenty-one and ninety-nine, except those divisible by ten, even if the compound number is preceded or succeeded by numbers that do not require hyphens.Thus, the correct spelling of 50 is fifty (hyphenated).

Along the same lines:

• 50,000 = fifty thousand (hyphenated).
• 50,000,000 = fifty million (hyphenated).
• 50,000,000,000 = fifty billion (hyphenated).

## Fifty or Fifty Spelling

It doesn’t matter which noun follows the adjective, the grammar rule explained above remains in place.

In the examples below the correct spelling is underlined.

Fifty years or fifty years?
Fifty percent or fifty percent?
Fifty hours or fifty hours?

• Does fifty have a hyphen? Yes, 50 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as fifty.
• Do you hyphenate fifty? Yes, you put a hyphen between fifty and fifty: fifty.
• Does fifty need a hyphen? As 50 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 it needs a hyphen; therefore writing 50 in full is fifty.

In the table below we show you the correct spelling of some numbers succeeding and precededing 50:

NumberName
45forty-five
46forty-six
47forty-seven
48forty-eight
49forty-nine
50fifty
51fifty-one
52fifty-two
53fifty-three
54fifty-four
55fifty-five

## Fiftieth or Fiftieth?

In the following examples the correct spelling is underlined.

Fiftieth of August or fiftieth of August?
Fiftieth day or fiftieth day?
Fiftieth hour or fiftieth hour?

• Does fiftieth have a hyphen? Yes, the ordinal number for 50 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as fiftieth.
• Do you hyphenate fiftieth? Yes, you put a hyphen between fiftieth and fiftieth: fiftieth.
• Does fiftieth need a hyphen? 50 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 which needs a hyphen. Thus, writing 50th in full is fiftieth.

## Fiftieth or Fifty?

As you already know, 50 as cardinal numeral is fifty, and 50 as ordinal numeral is fiftieth.

Thus, the question in the subtitle above mixes two distinguished linguistic concepts and cannot be answered as such.

Observe that you can always check how to spell a number in full correctly using our converter below.

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Spelling: Fifty

## Summary

As explained by the hyphens-in-numbers rule, 50 = fifty.

If you are happy with our information, then you may also be interested in our article fifty-two or fifty two.

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