RE: Common grammar question

Subject: RE: Common grammar question
From: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
To: <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 13:31:20 -0600

As written, with the words used as an adjective, hyphenated.

If the sentence was inverted so that the words weren't used as
adjectives, unhyphenated:

. . . with a history of seven years . . .
... with a seven-year history . . .

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On Behalf Of Deborah Hemstreet
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:07 PM
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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

Deborah
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