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Always spell out numbers in an essay. Even in creative essays or short stories, spell them out.

I finally found my english book(it was under the couch), and I'm supposed to use the numbers.

 

Here's the rules for numbers:

 

Spell out numbers of one or two words, or any number that starts a sentence; use figures for all other numbers and amounts.

It has been eight years since we last heard from him.

In single section of Biology 101 there are 356 first-year students.

Seven hundred and twenty-one folding chairs are required for the wedding reception.

 

In some instances, if numbers follow one another, you may wish to write one as a figure.

 

During the Olympic trials, she swam four 100-metre heats.

 

Figures are acceptable in the following writing situations:

 

Dates

January 16, 1952

21 B.C.E.

A.D. 400

 

Time

3:51 a.m

7p.m.

If a.m. and p.m. are not used, write the time in words.

One o'clock in the morning.

Midnight.

Eight-thirty in the evening.

 

Addresses

31 Bloor Street West

75 West Broadway

 

Exact amounts of money

I was stunned to learn that the price of a movie ticket had gone up to $12.76.

 

Percentages, Fractions, Decimals.

92 percent

1/5

3.75

The poll indicates that the premier has a 93 percent approval rating.

 

If a paper is heavily statistical, however, use the % sign. It is appropriate with a list of figures, but not in a paper where words predominate.

 

Statistics, scores, surveys

In Canada, 14 babies are born each year for every 1000 people.

Team Canada won the game against Sweden by a score of 3-2.

According to the study, 1 out of every 10 residents was out of work.

 

Measurements and Counts

4.5 metres clearance

19 800 people at the game

 

Divisions of Books

Chapter 7, page 381

 

Divions of plays

Act V, Scene iii, lines 10-15

 

Identification numbers

Highway 427

Room 311

Channel 2

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Loose vs Lose. Nobody ever seems to know the bloody difference. It's almost like I'm the last bloody sane/intelligent person in the world.

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Loose vs Lose. Nobody ever seems to know the bloody difference. It's almost like I'm the last bloody sane/intelligent person in the world.

Oh, yes. *sigh*

 

Also 'definitely' vs. 'defiantly', 'defintly', 'definitly', etc.

 

I've been seeing more of these lately.

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People putting "and" when it's supposed to be "an" or "am", just because phonetics are messed up in English and pronunciation is whack.

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I do have to ask, how does a/an work when you have an acronym?

 

like is it "A NPC gives you a job." or "An NPC gives you a job."

 

after all, N has kind of a weird... vowel beginning to it (Ehn)

 

-K-

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I would say "an" there, because speaking it, "NPC" starts with a vowel sound and the "a" right before sounds awkward strung together like that.

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The amount of sleep you get can also affect your spelling and grammar.

Bogus! I got up hour erly and got to bed hour later today, and my grammers fine!

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Bogus! I got up hour erly and got to bed hour later today, and my grammers fine!

I can't tell if you're kidding or being serious.

 

Anyway, who was taught how to use a semi-colon? I wasn't and I have no clue how to use it properly ^^;

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Anyway, who was taught how to use a semi-colon? I wasn't and I have no clue how to use it properly ^^;

I was never really taught how to use them, but I ended up looking it up on my own and studying different explanations until I felt I had a good grasp on it. :3

 

Grammar/spelling issue that's been driving me most crazy lately?

 

People spelling "yeah" as "yea." *twitches*

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orly, Cami? "yea-rly"

*narrows eyes* You wish to cause me to implode, yes?

 

Srsly, even if you're going for internet slang, the proper spelling is "ya rly."

 

*twitch, twitch*

 

Why yes, I am obsessive. I must even check the spelling of my slang misspellings. XP

 

 

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;) <3

 

Y'know what the funny thing is, though? Yes, of course "yea" is a real word. Pronounced "yay," meaning "yes," used as in "yea or nay."

 

And yet, when people actually write "yea or nay," how do they spell it 90% of the time?

 

"Yay or nay."

 

Seriously.

 

*headdesk*

Edited by Imbecamiel

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wink.gif <3

 

Y'know what the funny thing is, though? Yes, of course "yea" is a real word. Pronounced "yay," meaning "yes," used as in "yea or nay."

 

And yet, when people actually write "yea or nay," how do they spell it 90% of he time?

 

"Yay or nay."

 

Seriously.

 

*headdesk*

Yay and nay! xd.png *runs away* also you said he instead of the just to be helpful

Edited by poppy97

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Yay and nay! xd.png *runs away* also you said he instead of the just to be helpful

Pfft, this is why I nearly always edit my posts at least once. Because once I see a typo, I just can't leave it be.

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wink.gif <3

 

Y'know what the funny thing is, though? Yes, of course "yea" is a real word. Pronounced "yay," meaning "yes," used as in "yea or nay."

 

And yet, when people actually write "yea or nay," how do they spell it 90% of the time?

 

"Yay or nay."

 

Seriously.

 

*headdesk*

I honestly did not know this. I'll be sure to remember this next time.

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Where is that horrible fanfic? I want to laugh and cry at it. Again.

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I can't tell if you're kidding or being serious.

 

Anyway, who was taught how to use a semi-colon? I wasn't and I have no clue how to use it properly ^^;

I dunno how I missed your post, but I was most definitely kidding.

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