When writing for publication, try to use spelled-out numbers at the beginning of a sentence in place of numerals this distinction is not based on grammar, but rather the conventions of academic writing in english. Possibly, but as a solution had already been posted i thought it best he at least gets what he asked for saying that, i usually find it easier to learn something given an example, it's all good. 2 [write out numbers under 10] [write out the number] identify any examples of bias presented by the author if none exist, explain how you [do not use second person in academic writing] determined this. (see also rules 129 and 1223) 50 ballots 24 horses nearly 13 buckets 10 guns about 40 men 10 times as large numbers and numbers in series 125 when 2 or more numbers appear in a sentence and 1 of them is 10 or larger, figures are used for each number. Canadian press style guide an overview the canadian press stylebook is the standard for most universities and colleges in the spell out numbers under ten, and use.
How to write german numbers if the situation ever calls for it, you might have to count and spell numbers in german this is not a necessary skill, but if you want to know german, you need to know how to count all numbers in german. Generally, i write numbers under ten and use numerals over ten generally, i write out percent in text and use % in charts generally, i write out percent in text and use % in charts so five percent in your paragraph, but 5% in your chart or table. Numbers that are spelled out as is often the case in english, there are some exceptions to the rules outlined below as with other grammar rules, rules for writing numbers change according to certain style guides (ie chicago manual of style, ap, mla, etc.
Generally, spell out numbers from 1 to 9 use figures for 10 and above note: the gregg reference manual spells out numbers from 1 to 10 the 11 participants could not be grouped in pairs, trios, or quads. Also i believe that you write out numbers if numbers are already written in the sentence so if you start a sentence with a number and you have another number you would write them out to keep the sentence flowing. Generally, spell out the numbers zero through nine and use numerals for 10 and higher note, however, that numbers used at the beginning of a sentence are spelled out example: five hundred twenty-four students attended.
In general, figures are used for numbers 10 and above, and numbers below 10 are spelled out however, there are some exceptions apa rules for numbers 10 and above. Use figures for numbers 10 and above (12 of the subjects) for numbers above and below 10 grouped for comparison (2 of 16 responses) for numbers representing time, dates, and age (3 years ago, 2 hr 15 min) for numbers denoting a specific place in a series, book, or table (table 3, group 3, page 32. Use numerals to express numbers 10 and above, and use words to express numbers below 10 (see sections 431-432, pp 111-112) this general rule was altered slightly from the fifth to the sixth edition of the publication manual. • spell out the numbers one through nine for 10 and up, use arabic numerals for ages and percentages, always use arabic numerals, even for numbers less than 10 • spell out numerals that start a sentence if the result is awkward, recast the sentence: twenty-seven detainees were released yesterday. According to the mla handbook for writers of research papers (seventh edition), for most mla style papers, spell out numbers written in one or two words such as two or three hundred if you begin a sentence with a number, spell it out, even if it is a date or other number that uses more than two words.
Spell out simple fractions, such as 1/2 or 1/3, using a hyphen two-thirds for complicated fractions, it might be preferable to use numerals or to convert to decimals. Spell out numbers under 10 (zero through nine), and use the numeric symbols for numbers 10 and up i bought eight candy bars from the vending machine i average eating 29 candy bars per month. In general you should spell out numbers one through nine in ap style consider the following examples of ap style numbers, the chicago white sox finished second she had six months left of her pregnancy you should use figures for 10 or above and whenever preceding a unit of measure or referring to. (since i used to be a technical writer, i write out the words for numbers one through nine, and use numerals for most other numbers) fortunately, some rules about writing numbers are more universally agreed upon than the general rules i just told you about. Should you spell out the numbers or use numerals this same rule applies for children under 10 years old my baby just turned 2 years old he is a 2-year-old child.
Writing numbers except for a few basic rules, spelling out numbers vs using figures (also called numerals) is largely a matter of writers' preference again, consistency is the key. Spell out numbers from one to nine spell out all units of measurement when correcting numerals that you want spelled out, you can circle the numeral and then circle an sp in the margin. Q in a large document, i am spelling out numbers under 100 for consistency, if i have a sentence with a list that includes 99 and 101, i would write them both as numerals.
When to spell out numbers [duplicate] 2 answers i was told that numbers under two digits should be written out alphabetically (eg one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine), and that anything two digits or over should be written out numerically (eg 10, 20, 100, 200, 1,400. Consistency is key and i also agree that numbers should be written as numbers, rather than writing the word out in full because it makes the numeral pop out more on the page on occassions rules need to be broken and in the case of cvs/resumes, the need to ensure key information is easily scannable is essential. Spell out numbers when: • they are placed at the beginning of a sentence if the number is too long, it is recommended you re-order the sentence.