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Multiple numbers, one after the other

Sometimes you have two numbers next to each other in a sentence. This can be confusing and look a little cluttered:

The volcano had the power of 10,000 50-megaton nuclear bombs.

You can avoid this by ditching all your rules and writing out whichever number will result in the shortest word(s). In this case, ‘50’ written out in words is a lot shorter than ‘10,000’, so we’ll write ‘50’ as ‘fifty’:

The volcano had the power of 10,000 fifty-megaton nuclear bombs.

Makes the sentence a little bit clearer, doesn’t it?