Rules of Good Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Number Rule

Numbers between one and nine should be spelled out. Number 10 or above should be written in Arabic numerals.

Study the following examples.

Wrong Correct

I have 3 cats.

I have three cats.

There are twenty-five students in my class.

There are 25 students in my class.

My cousin is 5 years old.

My cousin is five years old.

The gunman killed ten people.

The gunman killed 10 people.

I ate 2 pieces of cake.

I ate two pieces of cake.