RE: one vs 1

Subject: RE: one vs 1
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>, <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:23:45 -0400




When I was a pup, the rule was to spell anything less than one hundred! (100)

> That we need smarter readers?
>
> In truth there is a reason to use written numerals for ten and below.
> That is the flow and comprehension for reading. Also, 1 can be misread
> as I or l. Clarity of meaning is the reason for spelling out the numbers
> less than ten, and using numbers for the those greater than ten.
>
> Just because someone in marketing wants to do it with all numbers
> doesn't make it correct or more readable.
>
> Scott
>
>
> Deborah Hemstreet wrote:
> > 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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References:
one vs 1: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: one vs 1: From: quills

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