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    Writing Rules: Hyphenating Numbers

    Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Hyphens are used to form compound modifiers indicating measurement. They are also used for inclusive numbers and fractions when written out.

    a 500-mile flight
    the fiscal year 2001-2002
    a two-thirds majority
    a three-hour drive

    (From Write for Business, page 212, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 14)