RE: What's 1 to do?

Subject: RE: What's 1 to do?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:03:12 -0400

And now AP's given up objective reporting --

Bonnie Granat

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> Subject: What's 1 to do?
> I've observed an alarming tendency for the numbers 0 through
> 10 to be presented as digits, rather than as written-out
> numbers. Stylebooks (AP is the one I remember best without
> looking anything up) invariably recommended not using digits
> for those small numbers except when appropriate, as in
> scientific work. Now as I read articles on the web,
> supposedly professionally written, I come across lonesome
> digits in what feels like 2 out of every 5 cases. It looks
> stupid to me. Have the rules changed while I wasn't looking?
> When the hurlyburly's done,
> When the battle's lost and 1.
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