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Author:  J Kaufman [ Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:54 pm ]
Post subject:  But "then" isn't

Q. When writing numbers at the beginning of a sentence do we write one hundred and seven or one hundred seven? – from Orysia, New York City, N.Y. on Mon, Aug 26, 2013

A. One hundred and seven is more formal then one hundred seven. Both are correct.
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Author:  Phillip Blanchard [ Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: But "then" isn't

Or 107. It's been a long time since I've mentioned my lifelong campaign to drop the "requirement" that numbers starting a sentence be spelled out.

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