Thousands

Margie Wakeman Wells Numbers, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Numbers in the thousands are expressed in figures with a comma and can never be a combination of figures and words.

…sent 45,000…
…received 133,000 of them…
…offered 50,000 for it…

Whether the number is said “fifteen hundred” or “one thousand five hundred,” the
comma is inserted.

…sent 1,500…
…received 3,400…
…offered 2,100…

Happy punctuating!

Margie

Comments 2

  1. Margie: What is the best way to transcribe “a hundred and thirteen thousand”? I get this all the time and it drives me crazy. I’ve been writing the whole darn thing out but would love to have an easier time with it. Thanks – I LOVE getting your blogs 🙂

    Mary Frances Giattina
    Mobile, Alabama

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