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    correct usage for numbers

    When you are using numbers in a sentence are they written out (20) or spelt out (twenty)?

    Does the same rule apply to booklets?


    Thank you.

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    Re: correct usage for numbers

    This is a style question, not a grammar, question, so there is no one correct answer. A common convention is spell out numbers from one through ten, and write numbers higher than ten as numerals.

    In charts, etc., you should always use numerals.

    I'm not sure what you mean about booklets, though. Can you explain?

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    Smile Re: correct usage for numbers

    There's another rule to what Barb_D wrote - whether or not it is a numeral higher than ten, it's normally spelled out at the beginning of a sentence.

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