Writing for Business

Jul 28 2009   4:18PM GMT

Large sums of money

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
The new regulation could cost employers _________ in compliance-related costs.
a. $12 billion
b. twelve billion dollars

Answer: a

Explanation: Express large, round figures as numerals with the appropriate currency sign, followed by (for example) million or billion.

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