This post is part of the Cana­di­an Style series.

5.08 Frac­tions

In non-tech­ni­cal writ­ing, spell out sim­ple frac­tions, espe­cial­ly when used in iso­la­tion:

The recipe calls for one-quar­ter cup of flour.

I ate two thirds of my sand­wich.

About Kim Siever

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