when writing the date

TanyaA0Kwiziq community member

when writing the date

is it acceptable to use the number as well as the written form of the number IE: C'est le 10 mai and C'est le dix mai. or is one preferred over the other
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tanya,

Normally dates will always use numbers. e.g.

C'est le 5 mai, nous sommes le 7 septembre , le 31 décembre...

In a text there are various rules including the one that numbers up to ten will be written using numbers. The others in their written form.

Also if at the beginning of a sentence a number will be spelt out.

Vingt des 30 élèves ont échoué à ce test = Twenty out of 30 pupils failed that test

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
I believe that would be the same as in English: for easier readability the number is preferred. In French texts I have always found the numerals in favor of the spelled-out numbers. -- Chris (not a native speaker).

when writing the date

is it acceptable to use the number as well as the written form of the number IE: C'est le 10 mai and C'est le dix mai. or is one preferred over the other

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