Spelling out numbers

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Spelling out numbers

Is there a general rule in French about when to spell out numbers? For example in american english I think the rule is to spell out numbers ten or less and just use the number when greater than ten (eg, 12 instead of twelve). Thanks!

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi William, 

Normally in every day life when you are talking about measures, prices, times etc. you will use numbers.
The rules may be different in literature but the following page might be of interest to you -

https://bescherelle.ca/ecriture-des-nombres/

Bonne continuation!

Spelling out numbers

Is there a general rule in French about when to spell out numbers? For example in american english I think the rule is to spell out numbers ten or less and just use the number when greater than ten (eg, 12 instead of twelve). Thanks!

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