numbers: When to hyphenate? When to use numerals? When to use two words?
When writing a formal invitation, which of the fiollowing is the correct way to compose the number in the following sentence, and why?
". . . invited to attend the Chamber's Thirty-First Annual Meeting."
". . . invited to attend the Chamber's Thirty First Annual Meeting."
". . . invited to attend the Chamber's 31st Annual Meeting."
When should hyphenation be used? When is it proper to use numerals instead?
In titles of events, writing, etc. with capital letters, the second line is fine.
Notes on numerals:
1. Spell out numerals in words from 1-10 when referring to street names, address numbers, or counting items within sentences (Fifth Avenue, Three Madison Avenue, There are eight visitors.) or any number as a beginning word of a sentence.( Four million participants.......)
2. Above 10, they can be in figure/numeric.
It is possible to serve 75 guests.
3. Hypenate numbers in words from 21 to 99 except those ending in 0. thirty-six, ninety-five, 40 forty, 70 seventy, (3,599) three thousand, five hundred ninety-nine
|link comment||answered Dec 16 '11 at 06:18 Rino Pedro New member|
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