I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life. [1 John 5:13]

Sunday, January 25, 2009

First in the Series - "Common Writing Problems"

Writing numbers is an area of confusion for many writers. I often find myself needing to look up the rule.

I referred to my Style Guide for this first in the series:

Use numerical figures for any number expressing time, measurement or money:

9 a.m.
1 in.
5 cm
3 feet

Measurement includes volume, velocity, weight and length. Using numbers for these types of statements make them easier to remember and easier to read.

Tomorrow we'll discuss some exceptions to this rule. (Aren't there always exceptions to rules?)

Happy writing!

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