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June 19, 2010

Writing the Numbers One and Seven

Filed under: Writing mistakes — admin @ 6:22 pm

Be careful when writing ones and sevens in English.  For example, a German will normally write the number seventeen as follows:

In contrast, English speakers will write their seventeens like this:

The problem is that a German one often looks like an English seven.  And many English speakers won’t even recognize a German seven.

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