Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2014 02:44 pm
Thank you Con but I thought also there was some sort of unofficial rule, like spell it out if it's less than ten
Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2014 03:01 pm
dalehileman wrote:
some sort of unofficial rule

I can think of fifteen or twenty reasons why such a rule would be pointless, in fact I can think of six thousand, four hundred and ninety-seven.

"I went to Spain in nineteen sixty-five" said Contrex. In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

In American usage, various opinions co-exist. For example, the Associated Press Stylebook advises spelling out the numbers one to nine and using figures thereafter, while the Chicago Manual of Style recommends spelling out the numbers one to ninety-nine and using figures thereafter.

Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2014 05:37 pm
Yes thanks Con, those were the sort of "rules' I remember
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