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Rule "Number starting a sentence"

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Description: Number starting a sentence
Message: Avoid numbers at the start of the sentence. Consider spelling out numbers using words or rephrasing the sentence.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/numbers_starting_sentences.htm
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • 12 soldiers were killed!
    Correction suggestion: Twelve
  • 10243 soldiers were killed!
    Correction suggestion: Ten thousand two hundred forty-three
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • 12 soldiers were killed
  • Twelve soldiers were killed!
  • Thousand times? I have said it more than 1000 times!
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.- Introduction
  • 1.-- Introduction
  • 1.2. Introduction
  • 1.3.— Introduction
  • 50-30
  • 25/12/2017
  • 25.12.2017. At 12h00
  • 1994 was the year
  • 2,000 new animals
  • 2,000 animals were discovered last year.
  • 1.) First item
  • 12 soldiers were killed
  • 286 – Emperor Diocletian elevates his general Maximia...
  • 1 First item:
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: SENT_START_NUM [1]
Version: 5.3-SNAPSHOT (2021-03-01 21:33:03 +0000)