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can you begin a bullet with a number of percentage instead of spelling out the number?

Example: which is correct?

  • 60% of our clients are hospitals
  • OR
  • Sixty percent of our clients are hospitals
asked Jun 21 '13 at 13:17 Darlene Puckett New member

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I would say 'yes', because bullet points are usually concise.

link answered Jun 21 '13 at 13:32 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Lewis, please give more details -- she asked and "either/or" question so "Yes" doesn't quite cut it.

Shawn MooneyJun 21 '13 at 13:53

Hmm.... Her first question is indeed a yes or no question.

Patty TJun 21 '13 at 14:46

How about 'Yessireebob'.

Lewis NeidhardtJun 21 '13 at 17:39

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Beware of house style: a common rule is that numbers one to nine are letters, larger numbers in figures; sentences start with letters, other than dates.    But I agree Lewis with that bulletin points should be a special case.

link answered Jun 21 '13 at 17:00 Michael Cranfield Expert

So "60% of our clients are hospitals" is ok? But if I wanted to list a bullet as "5% of our clients are hospitals" I would want to spell out the word "five"?

Darlene PuckettJul 19 '13 at 13:52

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