Showing posts from December, 2011

Diigo RSS

Diigo is a great little online web highlighter and social bookmarker-- a very interesting Web 2.0 tool (of course not the only one out there). Here are some of the latest things I've bookmarked/highlighted. View RSS feed

10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals

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by Michael

How do you express numbers in your writing? When do you use figures (digits) and when do you write out the number in words (letters)? That is, when do you write 9 and when do you write nine?Number versus numeral. First things first, what is the difference between a number and a numeral? A number is an abstract concept while a numeral is a symbol used to express that number. "Three," "3″ and "III" are all symbols used to express the same number (or the concept of "threeness"). One could say that the difference between a number and its numerals is like the difference between a person and her name.Spell small numbers out. The small numbers, such as whole numbers smaller than ten, should be spelled out. That's one rule you can count on. If you don't spell numbers out it will look like you're sending an instant message, and you …