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Combining Numerals and Words.  

Edward H. Livingston

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0018.021.0004
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Use a combination of numerals and words to express rounded large numbers and consecutive numerical expressions. Previous | Next Rounded large numbers, such as those starting with million, should be expressed with numerals and words. The disease affects 5 million to 6 million people. (Note that the word ...

Consecutive Numerical Expressions.  

Edward H. Livingston

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0018.022.0015
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When 2 numbers appear consecutively in a sentence, either reword the sentence or spell out 1 of the numbers for clarity. Study participants were provided twenty 5-mL syringes. When I first started out as an author, one had to send an envelope with 3 copies of a manuscript and one 3.5-in diskette to submit a manuscript for publication....

Rounded Large Numbers.  

Edward H. Livingston

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0018.022.0014
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Rounded large numbers, such as those starting with million, should be expressed with numerals and words. The disease affects 5 million to 6 million people. (Note that the word million is repeated to avoid ambiguity.) The word million signifies the quantity 106, whereas billion...

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