# Eightteen vs. Eighteen: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Eightteen" is an incorrect spelling, while "Eighteen" is the correct spelling denoting the number after seventeen.

## Which is correct: Eightteen or Eighteen

How to spell Eighteen?

## Key Differences

Use mnemonic: “Eight and teen, just one ‘t’ in between.”
There's only one 't' in "eight" and one 't' in "-een".
"Eighteen" follows the pattern of other teen numbers, like "Seventeen" or "Nineteen".
Think of "eight" and then just add "-een".
"Eightteen" has an extra 't'.

## Correct usage of Eighteen

She celebrated her eightteen birthday last week.
She celebrated her eighteen birthday last week.
The recipe calls for eightteen eggs.
The recipe calls for eighteen eggs.
There are eightteen students in the class.
There are eighteen students in the class.
He ran eightteen miles in the marathon.
He ran eighteen miles in the marathon.
I found eightteen errors in the document.
I found eighteen errors in the document.

## Eighteen Definitions

Eighteen refers to the number that comes after seventeen and before nineteen.
She turns eighteen next month.
Eighteen symbolizes the age of majority in many jurisdictions.
He became an adult when he turned eighteen.
Eighteen can represent a group or set of this number.
There were eighteen apples in the basket.
Eighteen can denote the 18th in order or in a series.
The eighteen chapter was her favorite.
The cardinal number equal to 17 + 1.
The 18th in a set or sequence.
The cardinal number occurring after seventeen and before nineteen, represented in Roman numerals as XVIII and in Arabic numerals as 18.
Eight and ten; as, eighteen pounds.
The number greater by a unit than seventeen; eighteen units or objects.
A symbol denoting eighteen units, as 18 or xviii.
The cardinal number that is the sum of seventeen and one
Being one more than seventeen
Eighteen can represent a size, as in a set or group.
The box contained eighteen chocolates.

## Eighteen Sentences

There are eighteen chapters in the book.
The game lasted for eighteen minutes.
She bought eighteen cookies for the party.
My sister turned eighteen years old today.
They planted eighteen trees in the garden.
The museum has eighteen exhibits on dinosaurs.
The calendar shows eighteen holidays this year.
The team has eighteen players this season.
He saved eighteen dollars to buy a new game.
The puzzle has eighteen pieces missing.
It rained for eighteen days straight last month.
He practiced the piano for eighteen weeks.
The journey will take us eighteen hours by bus.
The chef used eighteen ingredients in the recipe.
She wrote eighteen letters to her friend.
I have to read eighteen pages for homework.
It takes eighteen steps to get to the top floor.
She ran eighteen laps around the track.
The movie starts at eighteen past the hour.
The teacher gave us eighteen problems to solve.
The story has eighteen interesting characters.
They need eighteen volunteers for the event.
The class decided to adopt eighteen pets.
The building is eighteen stories high.
The team scored eighteen goals last season.

## FAQs

#### Why is it called Eighteen?

It's called "Eighteen" because it's eight more than ten.

#### What is the root word of Eighteen?

The roots are "eight" and the suffix "-teen" meaning ten.

#### Which vowel is used before Eighteen?

The vowel "e" is used before Eighteen, as in "an eighteen-year-old."

#### Which conjunction is used with Eighteen?

Any conjunction can be used with "Eighteen" as with other words, like "and" or "or".

#### What is the verb form of Eighteen?

Eighteen doesn't have a verb form; it's a numeral.

#### What is the pronunciation of Eighteen?

It's pronounced as /eɪˈtiːn/.

#### What is the singular form of Eighteen?

Eighteen itself is singular.

#### Which preposition is used with Eighteen?

Various prepositions can be used with "Eighteen", such as "of", "by", "after", depending on the context.

No, Eighteen is not an adverb.

#### What is the plural form of Eighteen?

There isn't a plural form for the number Eighteen; numbers are invariant.

#### Is Eighteen a noun or adjective?

Eighteen can be both a noun and an adjective depending on its usage.

#### Is Eighteen a countable noun?

Yes, as it represents a specific countable quantity.

#### Is Eighteen a vowel or consonant?

Eighteen is a word, not a single letter. It contains both vowels and consonants.

#### Is the Eighteen term a metaphor?

By itself, no. But it can be used metaphorically in specific contexts.

#### What part of speech is Eighteen?

Eighteen can be a noun or an adjective.

#### Which article is used with Eighteen?

The indefinite article "an" is typically used with Eighteen when it precedes a noun, e.g., "an eighteen-year-old."

#### Is Eighteen an abstract noun?

No, Eighteen is a concrete noun representing a specific quantity.

#### What is the second form of Eighteen?

Again, Eighteen is a numeral and doesn't have verb forms.

#### Is Eighteen a negative or positive word?

Eighteen is neutral; it's neither negative nor positive.

#### How many syllables are in Eighteen?

There are three syllables in Eighteen.

Eight-een.

#### What is the opposite of Eighteen?

There isn't a direct opposite for numbers, but contextually it could be "negative eighteen."

#### Is the word Eighteen imperative?

No, Eighteen is not an imperative.

#### What is a stressed syllable in Eighteen?

The first syllable "Eight" is stressed in Eighteen.

#### How is Eighteen used in a sentence?

"She celebrated her eighteenth birthday with a grand party."

#### Is Eighteen a collective noun?

No, Eighteen is not a collective noun.

#### What is another term for Eighteen?

18 is the numeral representation of Eighteen.

#### Which determiner is used with Eighteen?

Determiners like "the," "my," "his," "her," etc., can be used with Eighteen depending on the context.

#### What is the first form of Eighteen?

Eighteen doesn't have verb forms. It's a numeral.

#### What is the third form of Eighteen?

Eighteen is a numeral; it doesn't have verb forms.