Ever think you might be writing in “Norwenglish” and not plain English? Not sure about those little in-between words, how numbers should be written, where to put a hyphen or a dot?
One little Norwenglish blip can trigger a reaction in the reader, and possibly lessen their confidence in what you’re trying to say.
This series includes some reminders and tips to help you along.
One small difference in how a number is written can be confusing to those outside Norway. For example:
Company X has 3600 employees in more than 20 countries.
3600 should read 3,600.
Here’s a quick guide to how to write numbers correctly in English. For the most part, English uses a comma where Norwegian uses a space or point.
|1 000 eller 1000||1,000|
|1 000 000||1,000,000 or 1 million|
|1,5 km||1.5 km|
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