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Subject:Re: numbers more than 10 From:Lynn Gold <figmo -at- RAHUL -dot- NET> Date:Thu, 15 May 1997 15:23:48 -0700
Vikki Shine whispered in utmost secrecy:
>Can someone tell me what I should with the
>"THE COOLANT SUPPLIED TO THE TEST STATIONS IS A
>DIELECTRIC LIQUID. 15 GALLONS PER SYSTEM IS
>At this point, I do not have any say in changing
>the wording. What I need to know; the sentence
>beginning with 15 gallons..should it be 15 written
>out as fifteen gallons..; which is not keeping with
>the convention of writing out numbers less than
>ten; and anything over that using the numeric
>value. What do you think?
If the number starts a sentence, write it out.
"Fifteen gallons per system is required."
Your other option is to reword the sentence:
"Each system requires 15 gallons."
--Lynn Gold "net.fogey" figmo -at- rahul -dot- net,
Senior Technical Writer, TCSI (weekdays) or lgold -at- tcsi -dot- com
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