I've just moved, and i haven't yet located my cmos (i should have marked that box in neon orange) can you help answer » i say it should be spelled out, because your numeral rule applies to “numbers one through one hundred” my co-worker says, nope the new york times refers to the date as sept 11 or 9/ 11. It would be great if the word editor such as microsoft word could make corrections when mistakes are made in writing dates and times reply if you choose to spell out numbers because one of the numbers is a single digit, spell out all numbers in that category if you have june 30, 2012, is the date the paper is due. This includes situations where you use 10 in measurements, such as a 10-mg dosage of medication, dates like october 10, times like 10 am and in you may need to spell the number out to avoid confusing your reader if you use multiple numbers in a phrase, such as ten 8-point summaries spell. Write out numbers that require no more than two words, remembering that a hyphenated number between twenty-one and ninety-nine counts as one word in business and technical writing, yes, all such numbers would be written as numerals in other kinds of text, you might see something like six million victims, four. When you're writing out a date like january 1, 2016 (in the american style), the day is written as a cardinal number so you should never write january 1st, 2016 the weird thing though is when you're speaking, even though it is written as january 1, you say, “january first” (1) so when you are reading a.
You are here: home / style guide / when to spell out numbers ordinal numbers up to twelfth should be written in words except in dates he finished second cardinal and ordinal numbers above twelve and twelfth should be written in either figures or words as seems in each case more convenient. Use numerals to express: a numbers 10 and above examples: 12 years old, the 57th trial, 12 cm wide b numbers that precede a unit of measurement examples: 5-mg dose, 363 mm c numbers that represent statistical or mathematical functions, fractional or decimal quantities, percentages, and ratios. If writing dates has you stymied at times, it is probably for one of two reasons the second may be that you aren't quite sure how to write dates with commas most style guides agree that beginning a sentence with a numeral is poor style, so years placed at the beginning of a sentence should be written out as words.
Also, even in essays, you can use numerals for time (eg 1 am) $,¥ % q: how writing numbers above ten spell out numbers above ten, unless writing the number would involve using more than two words for example: dates, phone numbers, and time: use numbers for dates: my birthday is march. Introduction you may have noticed a theme when it comes to the english language: most rules are not completely standardized this (somewhat frustrating ) fact is especially true when it comes to spelling out numbers should you write them out in words or leave them as numerals to write numbers properly, you will have. Of course, there's an exception to the exception: don't spell out calendar years, even at the front end of a sentence 1997 was the year i met my wife and, if you don't feel like writing those long, awkward-looking numbers, just recast the sentence american idol turned down 47,000 contestants i met my wife.
Say the date out loud to read the date out loud, add le to the beginning of the date, and read all dates as cardinal numbers (five instead of fifth) here are the previous examples written as you would say them study how to count in french if you are not familiar with reading french numbers: le quatre août mille sept cent. 3 in casual writing, when united states is functioning as a noun (as in, “we are traveling to the us”), it's a matter of personal preference you can either spell out united states or abbreviate it, with periods or without in other words, all three of the examples below are correct, and you can choose the style that you like best.
Although usage varies, most people spell out numbers that can be expressed in one or two words and use figures for other numbers note: if you are using a specific citation style, such as mla or apa, consult the style manual for specific formatting instructions words over two pounds six million dollars. Except for a few basic rules, spelling out numbers vs using figures (also called numerals) is largely a matter of writers' preference in chicago style, as opposed to ap style, we would write four hundred, eight thousand, and twenty million with no numerals—but like ap, chicago style would require numerals for 401 8,012.