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Chapter 29. A Capital Affair > You Can Count On It: Numbers - Pg. 341

A Capital Affair 6. Numbers used with o'clock, past, to, till, and until are generally written out as words. Examples: at seven o'clock, twenty past one 341 The Least You Need to Know · Capitalize the first word of a sentence and a quotation. · Capitalize names and titles, proper nouns, proper adjectives, geographical places, days, months, holidays, and the greeting and complimentary close of a letter. · Abbreviate social titles, titles of rank, earned degrees, time, dates, and some historical periods. Abbreviate geographical terms, states, and measurements. · In scientific and technical writing, most numbers are written in figures. · In nontechnical writing, fractions and numbers one hundred and under are usually written out.