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    It is to certify

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    Please point out mistakes

    "It is to certify that that Mr. XXX bearing NIC No. 123 is a permanent teacher of this school whose salary is Rs. 123.00. Moreover, he has been serving in this department for thirty-four years. He's entitled for full salary for sixteen days. I have no objection to his visit to the UK."

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    Re: It is to certify

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    Please point out any mistakes​.

    "It This is to certify that that Mr. XXX, bearing NIC No. 123, is a permanent teacher of at this school. whose His salary is Rs. 123.00 Moreover, and he has been serving working in this department for thirty-four 34 years. He's entitled for to full salary for sixteen days' fully-paid holiday. I have no objection to his visit to the UK."
    Note my corrections above.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jan-2017 at 13:08. Reason: Added missing punctuation
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    Re: It is to certify

    1: Should I use a comma after the 123?
    2: Is the use of "bearing" incorrect?
    3: When should I use "thirty-four" and when "34"?

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    Re: It is to certify

    "This is to certify that that Mr. XXX..."

    Remove one of the "that"s.

    Yes, add a comma after 123 in the corrected version above.

    I was taught that numbers below 10 are written as words, and above 10 and below 1 million are written as numbers. Ten itself can change according to context: "I saw nine or ten people" vs. "I saw 10 or 11 people".

    But when you reach the millions, billions, etc., write 1 million, 2 million, 15 billion, 125 trillion, 2.56 million, 7.31 billion, etc.
    Last edited by bubbha; 15-Jan-2017 at 06:43.
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    Re: It is to certify

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    1: Should I use a comma after the 123?
    Apologies. I failed to add that comma in my first response. It should be there and I have now inserted it.
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    Re: It is to certify

    When we reach the million or billion, we write 1 million. And what should we write 1 hundred or one hundred? I think we write "one hundred". We write in numbers when it is above ten like "23 hundred".

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    Re: It is to certify

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    When we reach the million or billion, we write 1 million. And what should we write 1 hundred or one hundred? I think we write "one hundred". We write in numbers when it is above ten like "23 hundred".
    No.

    Generally, we write as follows: "100", "1000", "10,000", "100,000", "1 million". This is for written sentences, not for data tables, mathematical formulas, etc. Though if you write "one hundred" in an essay, few people will object.

    We don't usually use the form "23 hundred", but there are some exceptions, most notably street addresses. Please be aware: this form is spoken, not written. It is rare that we would actually write "23 hundred" (this post being one of the rare cases in which we might do so).


    So, what we write as "2300 Main Street" is pronounced "twenty three hundred Main Street" when we speak.
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