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More grammar resources:
Spell out numbers that can be expressed in one or two words:
Spell out numbers under ten and common fractions:
MLA and APA
Numbers should be used for dates, addresses, identification, page numbers, decimals and percentages, large fractional numbers, and expressing monetary amounts.
Short stories, essays, articles, book chapters, short poems, songs, and TV episodes
“Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare”
Exact words of an author
Simmons’ study shows that “43% of users found the term upvote more appealing than that of rank.”
Words spoken by a character in a novel
He looked her square in the eye and said, “I like Reptilia Testudines.”
Words used not according to their traditional definition
Dexter was “good” at his job; he never did anything which is the same as doing no harm.
Joining sentence with a conjunction:
My name is Will, and I like solving mysteries.
Knowing I had more work to do, I stopped checking my Twitter feed.
Separating things in a list:
The presentation was made by Michael, David, and Carolina.
Setting off nonessential pieces of information:
Roger, my annoying roommate, always eats all of the pizza bagels.
With place names:
Austin, Texas, is the capital of the state.
With the date:
June 16, 1955
He said, “I’m your best friend.”