Expressing Numbers AP

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Use Numerals for the Following:

1. Acts/scenes, e.g., Act 1, Act 2 (BUT the first act, second act, etc.)

2. Address numbers, e.g., 9 Morningside Drive

3. Ages (people and animals), e.g., 5-year-old girl

4. Channel numbers

5. Chapter numbers, e.g., Chapter 1 and Chapter 20

6. Congressional districts, e.g., 1st (Congressional) District

7. Course numbers, e.g., History 9

8. Court names, e.g., 2nd District Court

9. Dates (no ordinals), e.g., Jan. 1, 2000, Feb. 7, and December 2007 (Months are only abbreviated when a particular day is used and then only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec.)

10. Decades, no apostrophe, e.g., 1990s

11. Dimensions (spell out inches, feet, and yards), e.g., 5 feet 9 inches tall

12. Dollars (with dollar sign), e.g., $5.40 and $6

13. Earthquake magnitudes, e.g., magnitude 6.7

14. Fleets, e.g., 6th Fleet

15. Fractional amounts greater than 1, e.g., 25/8

16. Latitude/longitude, e.g., 40 degrees 45 minutes north latitude

17. Monetary amounts less than a dollar (with cents), e.g., 5 cents and 12 cents

18. Pages, e.g., Page 1 and Page 20A (BUT a Page One story)

19. Parallels, e.g., 4th parallel

20. Percent, e.g., 1 percent, 2.5 percent, and 30 percent to 40 percent

21. Political divisions, e.g., 1st Ward and 22nd Precinct

22. Proportions, e.g., 2 parts powder to 4 parts water

23. Ratios/betting odds, e.g., 3-2 odds

24. Recipes (no abbreviations), e.g., 4 teaspoons

25. Room numbers, e.g., Room 2 and Room 211

26. Routes, e.g., Route 1 and Route 112

27. Sizes, e.g., a size 9 dress and size 40 long

28. Spacecraft designations, e.g., Gemini 7

29. Telephone numbers (parentheses around area codes or country-city codes), e.g., (800) 111-5555

30. Temperatures EXCEPT zero, e.g., 5 degrees

31. Times, e.g., 3:30 p.m.

32. Weights, e.g., 9 pounds

33. Years, e.g., 1995

34. 10 and above (e.g., miles and mph)

35. 10th and above (street names, constitutional amendments, centuries, and grade/grader )

Use Words for the Following:

1. Ages (inanimates like laws)

2. First through ninth (street names, constitutional amendments, centuries, and grade/grader)

3. Fractional amounts less than 1 (hyphenated), e.g., two-thirds, three-fourths, and six-seventeenths

4. Numbers beginning sentences (EXCEPT calendar years)

5. Numbers in “casual expressions,” e.g., a thousand times no, thanks a million, walked a quarter of a mile

6. One through nine (e.g., miles and mph)

Use Words and Numerals for the Following:

1. Millions/billions, e.g., 1 million citizens (BUT I’d like to make a million dollars)