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Right Question For this Answer (about count/rank/order)

I would like to know the Question to ask for which we get a reply like...

“Manmohan Singh is the Fouteenth Prime Minister of India.”

I want the rank which Manmohan has.....

(Not a question like “Who is the Fourteenth Prime minister of India?”) I need Fourteen as the anser when inquired about Manmohan Singh.

I appreciate your help...

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You can ask a question that will give you about the same information: "How many prime ministers of India have there been before Manmohan Singh?" (13)

Or: "How many prime ministers of India have there been?" (14)

If it is multiple choice, then you can ask:

"Which prime minister is Manmohan Singh?

(a) The thirteenth.
(b) The fourteenth.
(c) The fifteenth."

One Web page (no longer up) suggests some questions that are awkward but do the job:

"Which number (of) prime minister of India is Manmohan Singh?"

"With regard to the succession of prime ministers of India, what is the ordinal position of Manmohan Singh?"

Jun-Dai Sep-30-2004

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Jun-Dai is admirably correct. The usage I personally find clearest is, "Which prime minister...."

speedwell2 Sep-30-2004

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Hi Jun-Dai,

Thank you !

I presume the last one to be the most appropriate...

Regards,
Ram.

Ramalingam_Chelliah Sep-30-2004

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Alternate take on this:

I was talking to some of my co-workers about this question today (using US Presidents as the example), and someone suggested:

"George Washington was the first President of the United States, and John Adams was the second; what is the current President?"

speedwell2 Oct-01-2004

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And the correct answer to that question would be: "a moron."

Jun-Dai Oct-02-2004

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Hmm, it may be a grammatical mistake to troll grammatical questions with political views. :p

IngisKahn1 Oct-04-2004

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Manmohan Singh is the " how manyth" prime minister of India?

raybid Oct-19-2004

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Thanks, raybid! You made my day. :D :D

Perenna1 Oct-24-2004

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"How manyth..."

Love it, love it. It is utterly wrong and utterly right at the same time.

speedwell2 Oct-24-2004

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I second that raybid!
And thanks Ramalingam for posting the question. I've been asking around my work place for this and no one seems to know. To them it's something they never think [to ask].

Unggit Oct-29-2004

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do not understand

me1 Oct-29-2004

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Q. Complete this sentence: "Manmohan Singh is the Fouteenth Prime Minister of..."

PatriK Oct-30-2004

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The problem is that English is not mathematically complete.... Please forgive me for duplication of info, but I didn't read all comments 'cause I'm lazy (except with apostrophes). What you are looking for is the word "Whicheth" which does not exist. "Whicheth prime minister of India is Manmohan Singh?" is the only question which is guaranteed to yeild the desired response, given that the recipient of your importune is aware of its intended meaning. (Correction apparently somebody has coined the term how-manyth, but I'm biased to whicheth, 'cause I've been using it for years) The problem with "Which prime minister..." is that I could always respond "The one with the grey hair," or some such nonsense, and still answer correctly.

ozecha Nov-08-2004

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Forgive me for being didactic about a word that does not even exist, but I believe that if it did exist it would actually be spelled "whichth."

"Whicheth" sounds like the kind of fake King James Bible speech that we used to get in trouble for when we did in church as children: "Blessedeth be-eth they-eth thatteth mourneth, for they-eth shalleth be-eth comforted. Eth."

Heh.

speedwell2 Nov-09-2004

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"What is the Prime Ministerial cardinality of ..." ;-)

spaztic Nov-18-2004

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Hi,
"Prime Mininsterial Cardianlity" seems to be perfect..

I like other replies too... "how manyth" , "whicheth"

Thank you one and all...


One of my colleagues asked me this question, I posted it here... ;-)

Thank You !

Regards,
Ram.

Ramalingam_Chelliah Jan-04-2005

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Myself: "What place in succession does Manmohan Singh have?"

You: "I believe he is the fourteenth, my good fellow."

OR, ALTERNATIVELY

You: " I believe he has the fourteenth place in succession, my delightful companion"

Nigel1 Feb-26-2005

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For what value of n is Manmohan Singh the nth Prime Minister of India?

Persephone_Imytholin Feb-26-2005

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Ha! I got it...

"What number is Manmohan Singh in the succession of Prime Ministers of India?"

This will return "fourteen," but, understanding the intent of the question, many people will probably answer "He's the fourteenth Pime Minister."

speedwell2 Feb-28-2005

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Though it is very tempting to use words like whichth and howmanyeth I believe that the right usage is the word cardinality.

What is the Prime Ministerial cardinality of ManMohan Singh

What is your cardinality of birth

Though the use of the word Cardinality for this particular usage has not been documented in any Dictionary, i believe it has been used by other writers before overlooked during the making of Dictionary

Jyothish_N_Pillai Mar-06-2005

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I am sorry, I correct my last Post

The word is not Cardinality but ORDINALITY

What is the Prime Ministerial ordinality of ManMohan Singh

What is your ordinality of birth

Jyothish_N_Pillai Mar-06-2005

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Hi,
I Thank You All.
But I couldn't get a result for "ordinality" when I search in

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=ordinality
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=ordinality

We may use ordinal position instead...

I really appreciate your help. Thanks !

Regards,
Ram.

Ramalingam_Chelliah Mar-06-2005

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i would like to know right usage in given bellow
1. wat is the prime ministerial cardinality of manmohan singh

2. what is the prime ministerial ordinality of manmohan singh

shajesh84 Mar-13-2009

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the correct usage is

what is the ordinal status of manmohan sing as prime minister of india

jaideep.menon Mar-20-2009

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While some comments are on the right track, I would suggest the somewhat simpler: "Ordinally, which prime minister if India is Manmohan Singh?" As mentioned above, cardinal is incorrect as it does not imply any information about order. Cardinal numbers are one, two, three; ordinal numbers are first, second, third.... Regarding the list of presidents in the US, cardinality simply refers to the total number of presidents, forty-four (possibly forty-three, as Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms?).

I wanted to suggest something about order of succession or sequence, but unfortunately, that would be incorrect as it already refers to the order in which other officers fill in if the president or prime minister leaves office. E.g., in the US, the Vice President, then Speaker of the House, etc., are next in the order of succession if the President can no longer serve.

porsche Mar-21-2009

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Oops, sorry. That's "Ordinally, which prime minister of India is Manmohan Singh?", "of" not "if".

porsche Mar-21-2009

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what is the ordinal status of manmohan singh among the prime ministers of india

ajudotcom Jul-16-2009

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Which Prime Minister of India is Manmohan Singh?
What number Prime Minister of India is Manmohan Singh?
I think, these would be sufficient for the expected ordinal numbers.

udayaprakash123 Nov-12-2009

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The correct way to ask is
What is the ordinal position of Manmohan singh among the Prime Ministers of India?
Never say ordinal status as commonly used, because the word status has more deep meaning.
Thank you

sunilkumarmanorama Dec-11-2009

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Chronologically,which Indian prime minister is Manmohan Sing?

123muthoos Jun-03-2010

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what is the numerological position of Manmohan sing among prime ministers of india

arun.k.aravindh Jun-05-2010

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what is the neumorological position of Prime Minister Manmohansing?

mplinto Jun-05-2010

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The "numerological" position has nothing to do with the order. Numerology is the superstitious occult study of numbers (usually one's birthday) as they affect the outcome of our lives. It's the "astrology" of numbers. I don't think "neumorological" or neumorology is even a word.

porsche Jun-05-2010

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I would go for this one:
What number of prime ministerial position does Mr. Manmohan Sing have?
What do u suggest guys?
Thanks
Riz

riznasp Nov-09-2010

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Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of India. What number is Manmohan Singh?

chrisbolton20 Nov-09-2010

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WHAT IS THE ORDINAL NUMBER OF MANMOHAN SINGH AMONG THE PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA?

ANANTH. A Mar-09-2011

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I think,
What is the ordinal position(or number) of Manmohan Sing among the prime ministers of India?

Muhammed Basheer P Apr-13-2011

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I Think

What is the ordinal position of Manmohan sing among the prime ministers of india ? is the correct usage.

RUPESH May-22-2011

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Hi frnd .. the correct question for this would be....

What is Manmohan singh's ordinal as the Prime minister of the India?

Lulu Aug-24-2011

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You can get the response you want by asking this question:

What does the following say: 'Manmohan Singh is the Fouteenth Prime Minister of India'?

BrockawayBaby Aug-28-2011

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The correct question would be:

What is the ordinal position of Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India?

Thomsson Nov-04-2011

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As a prime minister of India ,Manmohan Singh holds which rank ?

omkar Nov-19-2011

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What is the ordinal position of Manmohan Sing among the prime Ministers of India?

Rupesh Mohan Nov-19-2011

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Thank you Mr Ramalingamchellia for asking such a question
I olso want to know the same mater. I got the solusionfrom your blog what I am searching for a long time and also thanks to the site

Deepu Mathew Jan-22-2012

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What is the ordinal status of Barack Obama as the president of us?

Praveen Feb-01-2012

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I think the simplest one is " Which of the Indian Prime Ministers was Manmohan Singh?"

ralphido Apr-28-2012

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In the Indian Political History In which numerical order does our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Comes ?

vasanth May-16-2012

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i think this is the correct question

What place in succession as a prime minister of india does Manmohan Singh have

Rauaf Jun-11-2012

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What is the ordinal rank of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?

j_j24 Jul-08-2012

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which prime minister is Manmohan Singh according to his ordinal status?

haaarish d Jul-11-2012

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where did we get the right answer?

gigglu Jul-22-2012

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'What is the ordinal number/chronological order of Dr Manmohan Singh as the prime minister/among the prime ministers of India?

Asher1 Sep-03-2012

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chronologicaly which prime minister is Manmohan singh

Danish Oct-23-2012

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what is the chronological order of manmohan singh among the PMs of india

vishnu Nov-18-2012

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What is the cronological number of Dr. Manmoham Singh being the Prime Minister of India

Akhil Mar-06-2013

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"What is the ordinal status of Dr.Manmohan Sing among the Prime Minister of India"

MUHAMMED IRSHAD Apr-25-2013

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What is the order of succession Mr Manmohansigh as Prime Minister of India? or In what order does Mr Manmohansingh succeeds as PM of India?

T Thangaraj Jul-08-2013

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I would like to know the Question to ask for which we get a reply like...

“Manmohan Singh is the Fouteenth Prime Minister of India.”

bency Oct-22-2013

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1. WHAT IS THE ORDINAL RANK OF DR. MANMOHAN SINGH AS THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
2.WHAT IS THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF DR. MANMOHAN SINGH AS THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA

PIOUS MANOJ Jan-25-2014

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THE CORRECT ANSWER FOR THIS QUESTION IS
1) WHAT IS THE ORDINAL STATUS OF MANMOHAN SINGH AMONG THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTERS.

2)WHAT IS THE ORDINAL STATUS OF MANMOHAN SING AS THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA..

Sidhiq Ali. Apr-30-2014

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What ordinal-number prime minister is Manmohan Singh?"

Dalwin Daniel Jun-08-2014

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What is the chronological order of Manmohan Singh among prime minsters of India?

Vichu Dec-20-2014

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Question: What is the chronological order of Manmohan Singh as Prime minister of India ?

Answer: 14th

shameer Aug-11-2016

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What is the "chronological position" of man Mohan Singh as a prime minister

prem Oct-15-2016

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In which prime ministrial election manmohan singh is elected aas president

Samvasan Nov-16-2016

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As I answered to my friend, I found below answer is perfect for that,

"what is the position of Jawaharlal Nehru among Indian prime ministers??"

You can use this if you want.

Hope it will help you

Helping Hand Feb-21-2017

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Howmanyeth president was Manmohan Singh

Neethu Augustin Apr-11-2017

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"What is the position of Manmohan singh in the chronological order of Indian Prime ministers ?"
i know that your question was published in 2004..it is too late but it will be helpful for others....who are having similiar problems

Jithin J Jul-11-2017

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hg

john3 Sep-30-2017

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