Published on August 7, by Sarah Vinz. Revised on April 2, Numbers can be written either as words e. In this article we follow the guidelines of APA Style , one of the most common style guides used in academic writing. In general, words should be used for numbers from zero through nine, and numerals should be used from 10 onwards.
How to write numbers in words
How to Write Numbers in Words in English (from 1 to 50) - Correct Spelling
The terms lakh , and crore 10,,  are the most commonly used terms even in English, such as in a local variety called Indian English to express large numbers in the system. The Indian numbering system corresponds to the Western system for the zeroth through fourth powers of ten: one 10 0 , ten 10 1 , one hundred 10 2 , one thousand 10 3 , ten thousand 10 4. For higher powers of ten, the names no longer correspond. In the Western system, the next powers of ten are called one hundred thousand, one million, ten million, one hundred million, one billion, and so on; there are new words for every third power of ten 10 3n : million 10 6 , billion 10 9 , trillion 10 12 , etc. Written numbers differ in the placement of commas, grouping digits into powers of one hundred 10 2 in the Indian system except for the first thousand , and into powers of one thousand 10 3 in the Western system. The Indian and most English systems both use the decimal point and the comma digit-separator, while some other languages and countries using the Western numbering system use the decimal comma and the thin space or point to group digits. There are terms for numbers larger than 1 crore as well, but these are not commonly used and are unfamiliar to most.
Rules for Writing Numbers: Know When to Spell Them Out
Writing out numbers can be intimidating. Fortunately, in most situations, you just need to make things clear enough to avoid major confusion and disputes. For example, when writing a check, banks will only reference the words to verify the numerals written elsewhere on the check. Writing a check is the most common situation in which you'll need to write out an amount using words in addition to the numerals in the dollar box. Many writing styles also require numbers to be written out with words if they appear at the beginning of a sentence.
Numbers in English are quite easy to remember when counting. We can say them out loud by memory fairly easily. The complicated part is writing them down. This is because they are not written as they are pronounced.