# Automatic 1st 2nd 3rd suffixes?

Hey, I’m just wondering if there is a shortcut to printing suffixes for numbers like 1st and 2nd? What I mean is that if the number ends in 1 it would add a ‘st’ to make it 1st, so a number 2 changes to to 2nd and so on? If not, is there a syntax to say:

``if X ends in the number 1: Say "st";``

It’s not built in, but you can write a function for it:

[code]Test chamber is a room.

To say ordinalize (N - a number):
let the last digit be the remainder after dividing N by 10;
if the last digit is:
– 1: say “[N]st”;
– 2: say “[N]nd”;
– 3: say “[N]rd”;
– otherwise: say “[N]th”;

Every turn:
say “This is the [ordinalize the turn count] turn.”

[/code]

Thanks a lot.

Just occurred to me, you’ll want to write in exceptions for 11, 12, and 13, all of which end with “th”.

```To say ordinalize (N - a number): let last-2-digits be the remainder after dividing N by 100; if last-2-digits is at least 11 and last-2-digits is at most 13: say "[N]th"; otherwise: let the last digit be the remainder after dividing N by 10; if the last digit is: -- 1: say "[N]st"; -- 2: say "[N]nd"; -- 3: say "[N]rd"; -- otherwise: say "[N]th";```

Ah, thanks again! That’s even better!