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Which word should come first in a noun phrase, the ordinal adjective or the numeral?

To amplify on another answer, neither phrase is correct; only “the thirteen original colonies” is correct, as there were no other colonies following the original thirteen, since the Revolution ended ...
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Which word should come first in a noun phrase, the ordinal adjective or the numeral?

What you call "numerals" are in fact cardinal numbers, otherwise called cardinals (one, two, three, fouur, …); the set of all numerals consists, of the cardinal numbers and of the ordinal ...
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