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Rob Beschizza at 1:06 pm Mon, Oct 15, 2012
22. People enjoy titles which start with numbers written using digits rather than letters.
/one of my pet peeves.
//Shrunk and White doesn’t discuss this…and I can’t find my ‘Elements of Canadian Style’.
As far as I remember, you write number above nineteen as digits, while all those less than 20 with letters. Unless, of course, you’re beginning a sentence. In which case, you ALWAYS use letters. Unless you’re a newspaper. ;-)
If I remember the AP Stylebook, its dividing point was nine/10.
I’m a journalist and the rules I’ve always been been told to follow are 10 and above use digits, nine and below it’s letters. I think the conventions are different depending on what you are doing. Plus this is the internet, which is a pretty lawless land.
That’s what my sixth grade grammar teacher taught us.
New Rule! I love ‘em.