Questions relating to the use of numbers or numerals in speaking or writing English.

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Should small numbers with a unit after them be spelt out or written in digits?

I heard it is better to write out numbers less than ten then to represent them using digits. Is this still true if there's a unit of measurement after the number? For example, in a research paper ...
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When are Roman Numeral suffixes appropriate for number abbreviations?

This question was asked and closed last year as general reference. However, it did not attract the caliber of answer I expected it to. I suggested the following content as an edit, but it was rejected ...
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What decides how to read a Roman number in titles?

Is there a fixed rule that decides whether to read a Roman numeral as a cardinal number or an ordinal number? For Example, WWII, we say World War Two, but Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth the ...
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2000 (the year) vs year 2000

All these sound perfectly fine to me: We know much more today than we did in 1976. We know much more today than we did in 1900. But this doesn't feel right: We know much more today than we did ...
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Parts of speech for “number”

There are variation of numbers in writing e.g. 1, first, twice, dozen, $100 etc.. What are their parts of speech? Example in sentences: That number is a "1". (Adjective?) I received my first ...