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    Writing Rules: Writing Numbers

    Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    Normally use words for numbers from one to nine and use numerals for numbers 10 and over.

    one four eight 12 530 2,113

    Note: When comparing numbers, keep them in the same style.

    Four vice presidents and twelve managers will conduct the sixteen meetings.
    The three tool attachments cost $1.85, $1.42, and $.59. (For the sake of consistent style, use $.59, not 59¢.)

    (From Write for Business, page 211, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 23)