Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing or spelling a number, part of Grammar Foundations.
Let's start the number rule discussion with disclaimers.…The number rules being discussed are for business writing.…Number rules for legal documents are different.…Also, money and addresses and phone numbers,…for example, use their own standard formats.…Let's begin with the basic business number rule.…Numbers one through ten are spelled out in full.…Numbers 11 and over are written in numbers.…That should be simple to follow, right?…But let's add to that three exceptions.…The first exception is that any number…beginning a sentence must be spelled in full.…
In this example, even though 55 is over 10,…it would be written in full.…The next sentence is also correct, according to that rule.…A common-sense rule would tell us that the sentence…is difficult to read and the number gets lost.…If the number can't be written in two words,…try rewriting the sentence to remove the…number from the beginning.…This one is much easier to read.…The second exception is that related numbers…in a series need to be consistent.…
According to the basic rule, this would be correct.…
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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