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Ninty vs. Ninety

vs The number nine causes confusion to many people when it turns to it’s cardinal number form after being multiplied by ten. Many people erroneously drop the “e” when spelling out “ninety.” As one of the most commonly misspelled numbers in the world, it’s imperative to correct this common mistake. Especially on your checks.





What is ninty?

“Ninty” is a common misspelling of ninety, the cardinal number that results when nine is multiplied by

ten. Many people erroneously drop the “e” from nine when spelling out “ninety.”

Ninty is also a popular slang term for Nintendo, a video gaming system.


Which spelling is correct: Ninty or Ninety, ninteen or nineteen?

If you are referencing the cardinal number that results when you multiply nine by ten, the word you

want is “ninety.” “Ninty” is simply a misspelling. A similar error is often made when writers spell out

“nineteen.”

It’s time for fun and games when you hear someone exclaim, “We should spend some time on the

Ninty!” In this instance, “Ninty” is a term for a video gaming system.

 

Ex. Let go of everything you can but keep the “e” when writing ninety.