StyleTranslation_Tips

Numbers less than “10” – Dragoman Style

– For cardinal and ordinal numbers less than 10, spell out the number as in nine people, eight applicants, nine miles, third place.

– For cardinal and ordinal numbers 10 or above, use the figure as in 10 students, 12 people, 15 applicants, 20 miles, 15th place.

– This rule does not apply to these cases: ages, headlines, charts, tables, percentages, money, time, dates, and measurements.

Examples:

Iran Sentences U.S. Journalist to 8 Years (headline)

$5 billion (money)

A 5-year-old child

 

Source
Dragoman Style Guide for Figures

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