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Dates. Words or numbers?

English translation: if it's a contract use words

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01:21 Dec 17, 2010
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Contract of usufruct
Spanish term or phrase: Dates. Words or numbers?
In a Mexican contract some dates are written in number/words, some others only in words. E.g.:

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15 de abril de 1998

en le dia quince de abril de mil novecientos noventa y ocho.
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Should the translation in English keep this difference?

Thanks
Gwendolyn
English translation:if it's a contract use words
Explanation:
:)

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Note added at 11 mins (2010-12-17 01:32:43 GMT)
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I have several contracts with providers and the numbers are always expressed in words as opposed to numbers ...
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David Hollywood
Local time: 21:48
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4 +3if it's a contract use words
David Hollywood


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
if it's a contract use words


Explanation:
:)

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Note added at 11 mins (2010-12-17 01:32:43 GMT)
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I have several contracts with providers and the numbers are always expressed in words as opposed to numbers ...

David Hollywood
Local time: 21:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 573
Grading comment
Thanks!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Should the date number be written as a cardinal or an ordinal? e.g. Fifteen of April or Fifteenth of April?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  teresa quimper
1 hr

agree  britos
3 hrs

agree  Rosa Paredes
5 hrs

neutral  AllegroTrans: contracts often use figures - there is no rule about this, so I think the translation should simply mirror the original
1 day 20 hrs
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