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NUMBERS Numbers are written in figures or words, depending on the situation. In general, use figures to express all numbers in technical writing and to express physical measurements, money, and time in nontechnical writing. When consistency allows, use words for the numbers on through ten. Time Expressions Use figures to express clock time: Pick me up at 4 a.m. so I get to the airport on time. Pick me up at 4:30 a.m. so I get to the airport on time. My plane leaves at 4:56 a.m. Lets meet at 8 p.m. tonight. Generally, use phrases such as in the evening or in the afternoon with o’clock . Also, time designations of p.m. and a.m. are preferred over o’clock . When writing 12:00, use midnight or noon rather than 12:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Readers may not be sure which abbreviation refers to midnight and which refers to noon?
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Unformatted text preview: Use morning , afternoon , evening , or night when specific clock times are not present. Use a.m. and p.m. only with numbers. Do not use both morning and a.m. , for example, sentence the two expressions mean the same. Dates Use figures to express dates: • The new quarter begins April 1. • September 1, 2012, we began our fourth year. • We began in September 2011. • From 2009 to 2011, our management did not receive bonuses. • Have your budget plans ready by March 1, 2012. Correspondence from military and international organizations will often reverse the day and month in dates, such as 10 March 2012 . Use this method if that is what your organization uses....
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