# Fifthteen vs. Fifteen: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
"Fifthteen" is a common misspelling. The correct form is "Fifteen," denoting the number after fourteen.

## Which is correct: Fifthteen or Fifteen

How to spell Fifteen?

## Key Differences

Remember, there's no "h" after the "f" in “Fifteen.”
Reinforce by counting: ...eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen...
Associate it with numbers like "thirteen" and "fourteen" that follow the same pattern.
Think of the phrase “at the age of fifteen” to visualize its correct spelling.
"Fifteen" starts with “Fif” as in “five” with a "teen" suffix.

## Correct usage of Fifteen

He found fifthteen errors in the document.
He found fifteen errors in the document.
She waited fifthteen minutes before leaving.
She waited fifteen minutes before leaving.
Only fifthteen people attended the meeting.
Only fifteen people attended the meeting.
He scored fifthteen points in the game.
He scored fifteen points in the game.
The recipe calls for fifthteen ounces of flour.
The recipe calls for fifteen ounces of flour.

## Fifteen Definitions

"Fifteen" represents the years of age after fourteen.
He celebrated his fifteenth birthday.
"Fifteen" can describe something ranked number fifteen.
She was the fifteenth contestant.
"Fifteen" can denote a team of fifteen players in rugby union.
The fifteen played brilliantly today.
"Fifteen" signifies a size or group of fifteen items or individuals.
A fifteen of postcards was sold.
"Fifteen" is the number equivalent to the product of three and five; 10 plus 5.
There are fifteen apples in the basket.
The cardinal number equal to 14 + 1.
The 15th in a set or sequence.
The cardinal number occurring after fourteen (14) and before sixteen (16).
An Irish traybake made with crushed digestive biscuits, marshmallows and glacé cherries combined with condensed milk and desiccated coconut.
Five and ten; one more than fourteen.
The sum of five and ten; fifteen units or objects.
A symbol representing fifteen units, as 15, or xv.
The cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one
Being one more than fourteen

## Fifteen Sentences

She turns fifteen next month.
There are fifteen apples in the basket.
They live fifteen miles from the city.
My favorite book has fifteen chapters.
The team won by fifteen points.
The journey took fifteen hours.
The clock struck fifteen minutes past the hour.
The class has fifteen students this semester.
The puzzle has fifteen pieces missing.
The ancient artifact is fifteen centuries old.
The bus leaves in fifteen minutes.
There are fifteen steps to the door.
He finished the task in fifteen minutes.
The recipe requires fifteen ingredients.
The store is fifteen blocks away.
The game lasts for fifteen minutes each half.
He set the timer for fifteen minutes.
The play has fifteen scenes in total.
He read fifteen books over the summer.
She saved fifteen dollars for her birthday.
He can type fifteen words per minute.
They arrived fifteen minutes late.
She can hold her breath for fifteen seconds.
The group consists of fifteen members.

## FAQs

#### Why is it called Fifteen?

It's called "Fifteen" because it follows the numeric sequence, coming after fourteen.

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

"Fifteen" does not have a verb form as it is a number.

#### Which vowel is used before Fifteen?

Typically, no specific vowel consistently precedes "fifteen."

#### What is the pronunciation of Fifteen?

Fifteen is pronounced as /fɪˈtin/.

#### Which article is used with Fifteen?

Typically, no article is used directly before numbers like "fifteen."

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

"Fifteen" itself is singular.

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

The root word is "five."

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

"Fifteen" is neutral; its positivity or negativity depends on context.

#### Is Fifteen an abstract noun?

No, "Fifteen" is not an abstract noun.

#### Which preposition is used with Fifteen?

Prepositions such as "of" or "by" can be used, as in "fifteen of them" or "by fifteen."

#### Is Fifteen a vowel or consonant?

"Fifteen" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.

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

The first syllable, "Fif," is stressed.

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

"Fifteen" does not have verb forms.

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

"Fifteen" does not have verb forms.

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

There isn’t a plural form for the number “fifteen.”

#### Which conjunction is used with Fifteen?

Standard conjunctions like "and" can be used, as in "fifteen and twenty."

#### Is the word Fifteen imperative?

No, "Fifteen" is not imperative.

Fif-teen.

#### Is Fifteen a noun or adjective?

"Fifteen" can serve as both a noun (as in "a group of fifteen") and an adjective (as in "fifteen apples").

#### Is Fifteen a collective noun?

No, "Fifteen" is not a collective noun.

#### What part of speech is Fifteen?

"Fifteen" can be a noun or an adjective.

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

E.g., "She read fifteen books during the summer break."

No, "Fifteen" is not an adverb.

#### Is the Fifteen term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically depending on the context.

#### Which determiner is used with Fifteen?

Determiners such as "these" or "those" can be used, as in "these fifteen apples."

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

"Fifteen" does not have verb forms.

#### Is Fifteen a countable noun?

In contexts where "fifteen" denotes a group, it is countable.

#### How many syllables are in Fifteen?

"Fifteen" has two syllables.

#### What is another term for Fifteen?

Another term could be "one-five" in contexts like digital codes.

#### What is the opposite of Fifteen?

There isn't a direct opposite, but in a sequence, it might be -fifteen or negative fifteen.