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Using Numbers

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Using Numbers

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Your Turn Read the rules about numbers. Then read this paragraph, which uses numbers incorrectly. Write the correct version of any number used incorrectly, or print the lesson to mark your corrections.

Number Rules:

  1. Spell out numbers one through nine.
  2. Use numerals for 10, 11, 12, and higher.
  3. Use a combination of numerals and words for very large numbers: 15 million or 1.2 billion.
  4. Use words instead of numbers to begin a sentence: Two thousand years ago, the world had more trees.


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