Using commas when writing out numbers


At the beginning of a sentence is a number, 3189.  Do I write 'three, one, eight, nine,' or 'three one eight nine'?

asked Feb 11 '14 at 14:43 Lesley King New member

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The answer from Lewis Neidhardt would be the correct answer.  No sentence is started with a numeric figure.  Beginning a sentence is spelled out, as 'Three thousand one hundred [leave out the and] eighty nine".  Within a sentence, 3,189.  Leave out the 'and' in the spelled number to the left of decimal.  One may use 'and' in spelling out the number, " hun...eig..nin.. dollars and fourty five cents".

link comment answered Feb 11 '14 at 15:33 Robert D Plymale New member

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