# Fiveteen vs. Fifteen: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 11, 2024
"Fiveteen" is an incorrect spelling. "Fifteen" is the correct spelling, referring to the number after fourteen.

## Which is correct: Fiveteen or Fifteen

How to spell Fifteen?

## Key Differences

Memorize through repetition in counting: twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen.
Remember "five" changes to "fif-" in "fifteen".
Think of “teen” numbers; none use the exact base number (e.g., "thirteen" not "threeteen").
Consider the pattern: Fourteen (four), Fifteen (five), Sixteen (six).
Pronounce it as "fif-teen" and not "five-teen".

## Correct usage of Fifteen

She is fiveteen years old.
She is fifteen years old.
They waited for fiveteen minutes.
They waited for fifteen minutes.
There were fiveteen apples in the basket.
There were fifteen apples in the basket.
He saved fiveteen dollars for the movie.
He saved fifteen dollars for the movie.
The recipe calls for fiveteen ounces of flour.
The recipe calls for fifteen ounces of flour.

## Fifteen Definitions

Denoting 15 units or objects.
She bought fifteen candies.
The age following fourteen.
She celebrated her fifteenth birthday.
Indicative of a quantity or position in a series.
Chapter fifteen was long.
A set or group with fifteen members.
A team of fifteen players.
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
The number that is one more than fourteen.
She has fifteen apples.

## Fifteen Sentences

My birthday is on the fifteenth of May.
I have fifteen minutes to get to school.
The game starts in fifteen minutes.
They ran fifteen miles in the marathon.
She bought fifteen books at the bookstore.
She lives fifteen miles away from the city.
The cake needs to bake for fifteen minutes.
They waited for fifteen days for a reply.
There are fifteen students in my class.
He saved fifteen dollars each week.
He completed fifteen push-ups without stopping.
She practiced the piano for fifteen minutes daily.
The farmer harvested fifteen baskets of apples.
They walked fifteen blocks to get home.
He can solve the puzzle in fifteen seconds.
The restaurant is fifteen minutes away by foot.
The meeting lasted for fifteen hours.
The team scored fifteen goals this season.
She can type fifteen words per minute.
The clock struck fifteen minutes past the hour.
He writes for fifteen minutes every morning.
The train departs in fifteen minutes.
There were fifteen candles on her birthday cake.
The movie starts at quarter past fifteen.

## Fifteen Idioms & Phrases

#### A quarter of an hour (fifteen minutes)

Fifteen minutes.
We'll start the meeting in a quarter of an hour.

#### At the fifteenth hour

At the last possible moment.
The team completed the project at the fifteenth hour, just in time for the deadline.

A little earlier than planned.
Arriving fifteen minutes ahead, she had time to prepare before the interview.

#### The first fifteen

The primary or most important group of fifteen.
The first fifteen members will receive a special bonus.

#### Every fifteen minutes

Very frequently.
He checks his phone every fifteen minutes for updates.

#### Fifteen minutes of fame

A short-lived period of attention or fame.
Many internet celebrities experience only fifteen minutes of fame.

#### Fifteen out of fifteen

A perfect score or result.
She answered fifteen out of fifteen questions correctly.

#### Fifteen and counting

More than fifteen and continuing to increase.
With fifteen and counting, the collection seems to grow each month.

#### Down to fifteen

Reduced to fifteen in number.
After the last round of cuts, the group was down to fifteen.

#### Fifteen by fifteen

Measuring fifteen units by another fifteen units.
The garden plot is fifteen by fifteen feet.

#### The big fifteen

Referring to a significant fifteenth anniversary or birthday.
They're throwing a huge party for their son's big fifteen.

## FAQs

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

The root is "five".

#### Which vowel is used before Fifteen?

"A" as in "a fifteen".

#### Why is it called Fifteen?

It originates from Old English 'fīftīene', derived from 'fīf' (five) and the suffix '-teen'.

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

"Fifteen" doesn't have a verb form; it's a number.

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

The singular form is "fifteen".

#### What is the pronunciation of Fifteen?

It's pronounced as "fif-teen".

#### Which article is used with Fifteen?

Typically "a" or "the", depending on the context.

#### Is Fifteen an abstract noun?

No, it's a concrete number.

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

Numbers don't have a plural form, but objects counted can, e.g., "fifteen apples".

#### Is Fifteen a countable noun?

The number itself is not, but objects it counts can be.

#### Is Fifteen a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.

#### Is the Fifteen term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically in some contexts.

#### Which preposition is used with Fifteen?

"Of" as in "fifteen of them".

#### Is Fifteen a vowel or consonant?

The term "fifteen" starts with a consonant.

Fif-teen.

#### What is the opposite of Fifteen?

There's no direct opposite, but contextually it might be "zero" or "negative fifteen".

#### Which determiner is used with Fifteen?

"The", "my", "this", etc., depending on context.

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

As above, "fifteen" remains the same.

#### Which conjunction is used with Fifteen?

Any conjunction can be used, like "and", depending on the sentence.

No, "fifteen" is not an adverb.

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

The first syllable, "fif-", is stressed.

#### What part of speech is Fifteen?

It's primarily a noun but can also serve as an adjective.

#### Is the word Fifteen imperative?

No, it’s not imperative in nature.

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

"She read fifteen books over the summer."

Two syllables.

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

"Fifteen" remains consistent as numbers don't have verb forms.

#### Is Fifteen a noun or adjective?

"Fifteen" can be both a noun and an adjective.

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

Neutral; its connotation depends on context.

#### What is another term for Fifteen?

One and a half dozen for 15 when referring to items.

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

"Fifteen" remains the same.