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'?
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, "Thr..tho..one hun...eig..nin.. dollars and fourty five cents".
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