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    correct number writting in a document

    Is the correct way to write a number eg: one (1-) or is it 1- (one) ?

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    Re: correct number writting in a document

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is the correct way to write a number eg: one (1-) or is it 1- (one) ?
    Many grammar books will tell you that for every number between 1 and 10, it is acceptable to write the word (one, two, three etc). From then on, you should use the digits (11, 12 etc).

    I'm not sure where this "rule" comes from.

    Personally, I almost exclusively use the digits when writing.


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    Re: correct number writting in a document

    I'm a writer for a publisher in London called Time Out. It's standard in the publishing world to spell single numbers

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    Re: correct number writting in a document

    The rule varies; some say 1-20 should be written as numbers, so there's scope for flexibility.

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    Re: correct number writting in a document

    Could you tell me what the - means in your original, where you have 1-?

    I can't tell if that's somehow important.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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