Posted by: episystechpubs | April 14, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Playing dice

I’ve had a bunch of questions lately about numbers. You thought yesterday’s rule about pluralizing letters was a little loony, wait until you see some of the rules for numbers!

Dear Editrix,

If I mind my p’s and q’s and use an ’s for the plural, do I do the same with numbers?

Sincerely,

At Sixes and Sevens

Dear Reader,

When you are writing about groups of numbers, you do NOT use an ’s. Simply add an “s” to the number. For example:

While playing his favorite dice game, Paulie rolled two 2s, one 3, one 4, four 5s, and three 6s.

In this example, there are several other rules about numbers being demonstrated. More on these rules in the days to come!

Sincerely,

Editrix

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

Sitar Documentation Services


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