Re: One (1) question about odd number notation

Subject: Re: One (1) question about odd number notation
From: "Parks, Beverly L." <parksb -at- HUACHUCA-EMH7 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 09:12:00 MST

As far as where it came from, I think you answered your own question: it
comes from legal documents; more specifically, contracts. (At least this
is what I learned the last time this topic came up.)

IMO, it's ugly and unnecessary. Ax it. 8-)

Bev Parks
parksb -at- huachuca-emh7 -dot- army -dot- mil

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James Lockard, norton -at- mcs -dot- net, wrote:
I recently started a new project in which I'm supposed to create an
version of an employee handbook. One of the issues I'm dealing with is
odd sort of number notation I've seen in legal documents where, after
number is written out, the numeral appears in parentheses.

For example, the handbook reads something like, "Full-time, regular
employees are granted three (3) personal days each year."

What's up with that? I cannot think of any solid reason for that
Is there any reason I _should_ keep that system?

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