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    #1

    counting within a sentence

    hi,
    i'm proofreading a court deposition. within a sentence, it says
    "...it's 1, 2, 3 -- 4, to the first barricade you come to?" are the numerals correct, or should they be written out one, two, etc?
    thanks!


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    Re: counting within a sentence

    As opposed to, 'he shot two - no, three bullets', in your sentence, something like strides or police cars or dead bodies on the ground are being counted off, so use of the numerals, as you have shown, is correct.


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    Re: counting within a sentence

    thanks!

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