RE: Common grammar question

Subject: RE: Common grammar question
From: David Barber <David -dot- Barber -at- ptgrey -dot- com>
To: "dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com" <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:21:59 -0800

The issue is about hyphenating compound adjectives. But I think it's a standard, rather than a rule. My standard is to hyphenate them, so I'd go with the second.

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Subject: Common grammar question

*Hi all, I always (ALWAYS) get confused on this, so if you could not just tell me which is correct, but what the RULE is, I'd be very grateful!*

... with a seven year history...
... with a seven-year history...

Which of the above is correct?

Thanks in advance


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