Confused About Numbers?

Do you find numbers in writing confusing? I do sometimes. Today’s featured article discusses how to use certain numbers properly.


Take care when using the word over before a sequence of numbers that might be confused for a figure, as in “The Ohio city will settle a lawsuit over 911 calls,” which might mistakenly suggest to readers that one or more verbs have erroneously been omitted before a reference to more than a given number of calls, rather than that 911 refers to the phone number for reporting an emergency. The sentence is easily revised to “The Ohio city will settle a lawsuit regarding 911 calls.” Click here to read this helpful article.