cents : Common Errors in English

About cents

On a sign displaying a cost of twenty-nine cents for something the pricecan be written as “.29,” as “$.29,” or as “29¢,” but don’t combine thetwo forms. “.29¢” makes no sense, and “$.29¢” is worse.

cents in News

  1. US Bancorp lifts dividend 3.5 cents, to 23 cents

    U.S. Bancorp is lifting its dividend 3.5 cents, to 23 cents, after receiving approval from the Federal Reserve. The Fed cleared the 18 percent dividend increase and the Minneapolis-based bank's plan to ...
    on June 19, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Area scene: Common Cents tennis tourney set

    Common Cents tennis tourneys set
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Rapid City Journal

  3. AAA Mich.: Gas prices fall 27 cents over past week

    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have fallen about 27 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.95 per gallon. The auto club says Monday the average is about 17 cents per gallon more ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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