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    Punctuation

    Hello,

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

    10 000 - Ten thousand

    Thank you

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    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.
    Last edited by Verona_82; 10-Oct-2011 at 21:28. Reason: form --> from

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

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    Re: Punctuation

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

    October, 2011.

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    Re: Punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    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?

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    Re: Punctuation

    I'll have to use a comma then.

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