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Business English 13th Edition

Business English (13th Edition)

Book Edition13th Edition
Author(s)Guffey, Seefer
ISBN9780357033784
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectBusiness
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Writing Application 6.1
Writing Application 6.2
Chapter 14, Start of Chapter, PRETEST, Exercise 1
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Identify any incorrect expression of numbers, and write the correct form in the blank provided (for example, $10 rather than ten dollars). Then compare your answers with those at the bottom of the page.

 

USAA announced on January twenty-third that more than 32000 employees would be paid an average bonus of 16.2% of their base salaries for outstanding work performed in 2018. ________

Explanation

While writing dates after the month name, cardinal numbers (2, 5. 30) should be used. When only date written, ordinal numbers (3rd, 5th etc.) to be used. Here, date is coming after the month name, so cardinal number to be used. While writing numbers, separate group of three digits with commas (eg: 54,000) to avoid confusion. While writing in a sentence, instead of % symbol should write the word "percent".

Verified Answer

Replace "twenty-third" with 23; "32000" with "32,000"; "16.2%" with 16.2 percent

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