Re: one vs 1

Subject: Re: one vs 1
From: praneeta p <praneeta_paradkar -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: ".TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:31:28 +0530 (IST)

The only problem in not spelling out numbers 0 to 9 could be that you run the risk of sounding not-so-formal.
 
And if that's the only rationale, I think there is no harm in breaking the rule.
 
Does anyone have a different explanation for the rationale behind this rule?
 
Would like to hear.


--- On Tue, 29/9/09, Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:


From: Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>
Subject: one vs 1
To: ".TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tuesday, 29 September, 2009, 8:32 PM


Hi All,

I've written a brochure for a company to distribute to their employees.

I am in somewhat of a dilemma: Corrections have been returned and they would
like all numbers to be printed as numbers (1 not one).
However, the RULES of writing say to spell out all numbers less than 10.

When writing a statement such as: "There is a one week waiting period (seven
consecutive calendar days)"... I have to be honest, I believe the target
audience will absorb the information better as:  "There is a 1 week waiting
period (7 consecutive calendar days)"...

What do you think?

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Deborah
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