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    4 years/four years

    "I have been studying English for 4 years."


    OR

    I have been studying English for four years.


    I came across a video on YouTube where it says that it is incorrect to use a single number- 4, 7, 9. It says that we should write four, seven, nine, for example. It is difficult to me to mention the exact sentences. However, I am sure that the gist here is not to use a single number.

    Currently, I am taking some notes from different booklets and I have seen a sentence where a single number being used. So, which one should I write in any English exam, four years or 4 years, please?

    PS: I can't supply you that video because I have no good connection this moment.

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    Re: 4 years/four years

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "I have been studying English for 4 years."


    OR

    I have been studying English for four years.


    I came across a video on YouTube where it says that it is incorrect to use a single number- 4, 7, 9. It says that we should write four, seven, nine, for example. It is difficult to me to mention the exact sentences. However, I am sure that the gist here is not to use a single number.

    Currently, I am taking some notes from different booklets and I have seen a sentence where a single number being used. So, which one should I write in any English exam, four years or 4 years, please?

    PS: I can't supply you that video because I have no good connection this moment.
    Here are some rules: Rules for Writing Numbers

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