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Accepted Usage.  

Edward H. Livingston

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

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Spell out numbers for generally accepted usage, such as idiomatic expressions. One frequently appears in running text without referring to a quantity per se and may appear awkward if expressed as a numeral. When one may be replaced by a or a single without changing the meaning, the word ...

Beginning a Sentence, Title, Subtitle, or Heading.  

Edward H. Livingston

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

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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0018.022.0009
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Use words for any number that begins a sentence, title, subtitle, or heading. However, it may be better to reword the sentence so that it does not begin with a number. Numerals may be used in sentences that begin with a specific year, but avoid beginning sentences with years if possible....

One Used as a Pronoun.  

Edward H. Livingston

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

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The word one should be spelled out when used as a pronoun or noun. The investigators compared a new laboratory method with the standard one. These differences may be concealed if one looks only at the total group. William James uses the idea of the one and the many as the great challenge of the philosophical mind....

Ordinals.  

Edward H. Livingston

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

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Ordinal numbers generally express order or rank rather than a precise quantity. Because they usually address nontechnical aspects of the objects they modify, ordinals are often found in literary writing. The numerical expression of commonly used ordinals (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc) may appear jarring and interrupt the flow of the text. For this reason, the ordinals ...

Spelling Out Numbers.  

Edward H. Livingston

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

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0018.021.0003
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Use words to express numbers that occur at the beginning of a sentence, title, subtitle, or heading; for common fractions; for accepted usage and numbers used as pronouns; for ordinals first through ninth; and when part of a published quote or title in which the number is spelled out. When spelling out numerals, hyphenate ...

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