Commas with numbers
Commas are used with large numbers to separate the thousands (i.e., every 3 decimal places).

Commas with Numbers

Commas can be used to make reading numbers a little easier. They are placed every 3 decimal places for numbers comprising 4 digits or more.





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(not in reference numbers or years)

In Europe, the use of commas and full stops in numbers is reversed.

4,567.1 (British / US version)
4.567,1 (European version)

See also:

Numbers as compound adjectives
How to write numbers in full
Starting sentences with numbers
Commas after a sentence introductions
Commas after a transitional phrase
Commas after interjections (yes, no, indeed)
Commas before conjunctions (and, or, but)
Commas for parenthesis
Commas in lists
Commas with a long subject
Commas with quotation (speech) marks
Commas with the vocative case
Commas with Dear, Hello, and Hi
List of easily confused words