RE: What's 1 to do?

Subject: RE: What's 1 to do?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:44:16 -0700

I think that it is because it is better to see words in written documents,
rather than numbers, but most numbers above ten require too many words or
words that are too long to be practical. Eleven and twelve are not that
bad, but the rule may seem inconsistent if they were spelled out when other
numbers above ten are not.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leonard C. Porrello

> Does anyone know why we spell out one through ten?
> Leonard


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RE: What's 1 to do?: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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