When to Hyphenate Numbers

Why we need hyphens in numbersKnowing when to hyphenate numbers is important because the correct use of the hyphen helps your reader to understand which numbers are part of a given adjective and avoids any ambiguity.

Let’s look at the example on the left.

Is the guy working twenty shifts that are each four hours long, twenty-four shifts that are each an hour long? Or shifts that last twenty-four hours in total?

As you can see, where you place the hyphen in the number can make a significant difference to the meaning of the sentence.

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101 Words That are Both Plural and Singular

Plural of moose?

 

The majority of nouns have distinct plural and singular forms. However, there are a number of special words that are spelled and pronounced exactly the same way in both their singular and plural forms. Here are 101 words that are both singular and plural.

If you are not sure how to convert a singular noun into a plural noun, check out our guide to how to convert a singular noun to a plural noun.

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Why Poor use of Punctuation can Make or Break Your Wife’s Night

Punctuation isn’t important, right? Wrong… VERY wrong. As one husband’s attempts to market his wife’s cookery blog proves, proper punctuation can spell the difference between a good night in with the wife, a good night in FOR the wife, and a major felony that could well give Hannibal Lecter a run for his money. Don’t …

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A Quick and Easy Guide to the MLA Works Cited Page in Academic Documents

Today we’re taking a look at the MLA works cited page and reviewing the style guidelines for formatting references in the bibliography. First off, here’s a general overview of some of the information that should be contained within your works cited page when editing academic documents and how the references should be formatted. References should appear …

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39 Expert Tips on Generating Ideas for a Blog Post

Regularly updating your website with fresh content is imperative to building a good reputation with search engines and attracting a regular flow of visitors to your site. However, generating ideas for a blog post can often present a significant challenge and it can be very difficult to generate fresh ideas that attract an audience. This …

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A Quick and Simple Guide to Modifiers

Modifiers are words or phrases that provide additional descriptive information about the subject addressed within a sentence. Modifiers are used to inject life into sentences and make them much more interesting for the reader. Take a look at this sentence: Sarah fell over. This sentence is grammatically correct and great for people who want to …

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