# Nemeth switch indicators concerning units of measure

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Denise Jernagan
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Good afternoon,

I am looking for confirmation on my interpretation of what should be included within Nemeth switch indicators concerning units of measure.

My understanding is that when a modified number is next to a unabbreviated unit of measure, only the modified number is included in Nemeth. However, when the unabbreviated unit of measure is a part of an equation or expression it would be included within the Nemeth switches. Are my following interpretations correct?

“¼ ounce”  Only ¼ is inside the code switch indicators; ounce will have UEB contraction applied.

“1/4 oz” All is included within code switch indicators.

“A=1/4 ounce” All is included within code switch indicators regardless of ounce being abbreviated or not; ounce will be uncontracted.

“A=43,560 square feet” All is included within code switch indicators, all is uncontracted.

“1 acre=43,560 square feet and 1 cup=8 fluid ounces” All is included within code switch indicators with a single-word switch indicator only placed on the word “and”; all will be uncontracted.

Thank you,

Denise

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Lindy Walton
Moderator

Hi Denise.

Your understanding of this code switching rule is correct.

All of your examples are correct with the exception of the last example: the word "and" will be contracted because it is in UEB with the single-word switch.

Thank you for checking with us.

- Lindy

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