Use of "two" or "2" in phrase "a week or two"

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Which is correct:  A week or two 

                              A week or 2

asked Mar 28 '13 at 10:40 ginger New member

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I am going to agree with Simon in general, but will differ on the details.

 

Most American academic style manuals -- the Chicago Manual of Style, the Modern Languange Association (MLA), the APA, Turabin -- call for numerals between zero and one hundred (0-100) to be spelled out and for any numeral that can be expressed as two words -- three hundred, four thousand -- to also be spelled out.

 

Simon's advise is based more on jouranlistic style as reflected by the AP Style Manual.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Mar 28 '13 at 20:03 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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