We’ve got your Number!

Using numbers in sentences can be tricky sometimes. There are a number of grammar rules that concern numbers, but two of them come to mind.  They are, never start a sentence with a number unless it is spelled out; and if a number is less than ten, it should be spelled out, unless it is date or time. Stay tuned for a post looking into the usage of date, time and numerical listing. For now, it may help to keep these two rules in mind.

In example:

Sara bought eight apples. But when I counted them, there were 12 apples in the bag.

Thirty-two percent of the runners were late to the start line.

Say What You Mean. Mean What You Say, and number it correctly.


About mspam1

I love Interior Design at 62, cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing. It is the right of every dweller to love where they ;live, no matter where and in what that may be in. The goal here is to introduce or reintroduce dwellers to their spaces, make them over and fall in love all over again. You don't have to live on Park Avenue to have a Park Place. There is where my talents begin.
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