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=95. Dates
Observe the following rules concerning dates:

1. Write year dates always in figures: as, 1776.

2. Write month dates in figures when preceded by the name of the month:
as, July 7, 1916. When the name of the month does not precede, spell
out the date: as, Bills are due on the tenth.

3. Do not write the day before the name of the month: as, the 25th of
December for Dec. 25.

4. Do not put a d, nd, st, or th after a date: as, Sept. 7th
for Sept. 7.

=96. Money
When mentioning sums of money, use figures for all amounts
over one dollar; spell out all sums below a dollar: as, $5.75, fifty
cents. But if in the same sentence it becomes necessary to mention sums
above and below a dollar, use figures for all.

=97. Street and District Names
Spell out street, ward, district, and
precinct names designated by numbers: as, Second ward, Tenth
precinct.

=98. Sporting Records
Use figures for sporting records: as, 10 feet,
5 inches; Time, :49-3/5; 18-2 balk-line.

=99. Beginning of Sentences
Do not begin a sentence with figures. If
impossible to shift the number to a later place in the sentence, place
about or more than before the figures: as, More than 14,000 persons
passed through the gates.

=100. Dimensions
Use figures with an x to express dimensions of
lots, buildings, floors, boats, machinery, etc.: as, 90x125 feet,
60-foot beam, etc.

=101. General Usage
Observe the following general rules concerning
numbers:

1. Use figures to express dates, distances, latitude and longitude,
hours of the day, degrees of temperature, percentage, street numbers,
telephone numbers, automobile numbers, votes, and betting odds. In other
cases spell out all numbers under 100, except where several numbers,
some of which are above and some under 100, are used in the same
paragraph. In such a case, use figures for all.





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