Write the numbers one to nine as words. Write 10+ as numerals, except at the start of a sentence (or, even better, rearrange the sentence).
|✔||Twenty-three students responded to the survey.|
|✔||The survey had 23 responses from students.|
|✔||The class runs for seven weeks.|
|✖||23 students responded to the survey.|
Use commas to separate thousands.
|✔||FedUni has more than 5,000 students.|
Use the words ‘per cent’ not the % symbol (% can be used in tables and diagrams to save space).
|✔||More than 83 per cent of students prefer us to contact them by email.|
Separate spans of numbers, including years and times, with an en-dash’.