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Jan 27 2009   12:14PM GMT

Writing for business – numbers and dimensions

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?

The hiring manager has a stack of resumes ______ high.
a. 2 feet
b. two feet

Answer: a

Explanation: Although the general rule is that numbers under 10 are spelled out, when numbers are used with physical dimensions they should always be expressed as numerals. (Source: AP style book)

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