Numbers





=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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