Dan Zamboninion July 31, 2007 12:54 pm Ive been reading quite a bit about typography lately, which has impressed on me another rule that you should add to your list: In the flow of a typical sentence (i.e. Danielon July 30, 2007 1:38 pm, jay, good point on number seven. I think you should use digits for everyday writing and spell the percentage out in formal writing (like a newspaper article). As with other grammar rules, rules for writing numbers change according to certain style guides (i.e. Chicago Manual of Style, AP, MLA, etc.). However, here are some general rules for spelling out numbers. Large Whole/Round Numbers: If there are only a few words, we often spell out. Examples: He earned two million dollars last year. Or He earned 2 million last year. Can you loan me twenty dollars?
10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals - Daily Writing Tips
The Associated Press Stylebook. Whether to use a numeral or to spell out a number as a word is a matter of style. For general writing, most guides agree that you should use words for the numbers one through nine, but for larger numbers the rules vary wildly from style guide to style guide. These tips will point you in the right direction, but if you are serious about understanding all the rules, you need to buy a style guide such as The Chicago Manual of Style or. Numbers do not only show up in math assignments, but also in everyday writing. Like most things in the English language, there are rules for writing numbers. Yes, imagine that! There are certain numbers that we spell out in letters, while there are others that we only write in numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.).