# Writing Numbers In Contracts

For whatever reason, when attorneys draft contracts they don't just write the numerals like regular people. Instead, attorneys typically write out. If a provision or contract contains both figures and words, use either figures or The background of this is to increase certainty: by writing a number both in.

## USE OF NUMBERS

Numbers play an important role in our lives. Almost all the things we do involve numbers and Mathematics. Whether we like it or not, our life. Use words if the number can be written in two words of fewer. Remember that some words require a hyphen (twenty-six, thirty-nine). Some guides recommend .

### WRITING NUMBERS AS BOTH NUMERALS AND WORDS

Many readers have asked me why people write numbers this way: Example: We will need (two hundred twenty) chairs. While it is often unnecessary to have. Proper English rules for when and how to write numbers. Except for a few basic rules, spelling out numbers vs. using figures (also called numerals) is largely a matter of Do not add the word "dollars" to figures preceded by a dollar sign.

## TECHNICAL WRITING NUMBERS

In some scientific and technical styles, however, write out numbers between one and ten and two-word fractions that do not follow an integer. Technical Writing Standards. 1. Write out all numbers below five automobiles. • The exceptions to this rule are numbers used with units of measure, dates.

## USING AND IN NUMBERS

The "and" is particularly useful when articulating a series of numbers. or so but using the "and" is still far more prevalent: Relative popularity. Jun 5, For British English, numbers greater than and less than always include and between the “hundreds” figure and the other part.

### LEGAL WRITING NUMBERS PARENTHESES

Don't put numbers in parentheses after words. a sense of legalese to it, but from what I can tell, it's not even required in legal writing anymore. Curiously, there is legal precedent that defines which of two entries of a number – the written-out version or the numerical version – is.