How to use numbers in sentences English lesson
What will I learn from the lesson using numbers in a sentence?
This lesson you will learn how to use numbers in a sentence. The lesson shows several examples of how to use for the following:
numbers below 10, dates, addresses, dates, when not to use, how to use zero
The examples show how not to use and how to use correctly
What are numerals?
Numeral is a word expressing a number, page numbers, figures,
Using numbers below ten, words are often preferable to numerals:
How not to use There were 4 students missing in the class.
Use There were four students missing in the class.
Use numerals for page numbers, dates, figures, addresses and with using %:
How not to use twenty-third August , Fig. six, Two Roman Raod Rd., three %
Use 23 August, Fig. 6, 2 Roman Road., 3%
For ordinate numbers, words are often preferable to numerals:
How not to use This is our 7th project in the last two years.
Use This is our seventh project in the last two years.
Do not use two numerals in succession:
How not to use 3 4 man teams
Use Three four-man teams
Do not use numerals at the beginning of a sentence:
How not to use 10 students failed in the examination.
Use Ten students failed in the examination.
Do not use numerals for round number estimates:
How not to use We have done roughly 20 exercises this week.
Use We have done roughly twenty exercises this week.
HOW TO READ “0”:
in telephone numbers: oh (BrE)/ zero (AmE)
example: five four six oh/ zero seven two one three eight
1 : 0 one to nil
decimal numbers nought point four two six (0.426)
0°C zero degrees Celsius
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