# Thread: Punctuation

1. ## Punctuation

Hello,

Can you tell me what I have to use: a coma or a point?

10 000 - Ten thousand

Thank you

2. ## Re: Punctuation

Not a teacher.
It's common practice to use a comma to separate hundreds from thousands. But I've seen plenty of examples with omitted commas. A point turns a number into a decimal.

3. ## Re: Punctuation

132,559,643. one hundred and thirty-two million, five hundred and fifty-nine thousand, six hundred and forty-three.

Verona is quite right - we frequently omit the comma, particularly with numbers under 10,000
.

5.963. Five point nine six three = 5 + 963/1,000

4. ## Re: Punctuation

And we don't use a comma when writing a year:

October, 2011.

Rover

5. ## Re: Punctuation

Originally Posted by Rover_KE
And we don't use a comma when writing a year:

October, 2011.

Rover
But who knows what we'll do 8000 years from now?

6. ## Re: Punctuation

I'll have to use a comma then.

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