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How to ask a question to get the word 'eleventh' as the answer from the statement- " Mr. X is the eleventh president of our country."
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NehrutrophyHow to ask a question to get the word 'eleventh' as the answer from the statement- " Mr. X is the eleventh president of our country."
Quite a request, Nehrutrophy. How about: "What is the ordinal position of Mr. X as president?" It's awkward, but it's considerably better than "Mr. X was the whatieth president....Emotion: wink
What number President was Mr X? might do it.

Or just cheat: Was Mr X the tenth or eleventh president?

Otherwise there is no question word that correlates with ordinal numbers.
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How about--

Of the forty-three U.S. presidents, which one was X?
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NehrutrophyHow to ask a question to get the word 'eleventh' as the answer from the statement- " Mr. X is the eleventh president of our country."
Quite a request, Nehrutrophy. How about: "What is the ordinal position of Mr. X as president?" It's awkward, but it's considerably better than "Mr. X was the whatieth president....Emotion: wink

I'M TRULY HURT! Nobody said that they thought "the whatieth president" was a possibility. Emotion: wink I'm really enjoying this site!
I think it should be "whichieth," not "whatieth." Actually, I think the question should be entirely reworded, something like "How many presidents preceded Mr. X?" I don't think thee is a decent way to ask the question so that the answer would be "eleventh."
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Where would Mr X come in a chronological list of presidents?
I French, we use what can be translated as " the how manieth president was X ?". Doesn't it exist in English? Normal English, I mean... Emotion: thinking
You can hardly argue with this one:

If William Henry Harrison was the ninth U.S. president, and Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd, which one was James Knox Polk?
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