When using numbers (not spelled out) with abbreviations it is always open, without the hyphen. Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, sect. 7.85, p. 376.
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Subject: Re: Hyphenation?
That's correct hyphenation of a phrasal adjective (one-liter) aka compound adjective per the Chicago Manual of Style and the Oxford reference you linked to.
Other style guides may have different rules.
On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 1:13 PM Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
My employer has recently been switching us all over to Win 10 and
Office 365. I am struggling to find all of the same efficiencies I had
wit Win 2010, but that isn't why I am writing today.
What I have noticed in Word 365 is that it flags a grammar error
anywhere a hyphen might be inserted, e.g., it wants to make "Fill a 1
L beaker with xyz" into "Fill a 1-L beaker with xyz". I am a little
concerned that this would confuse people working in a laboratory
environment, where my docs are used for mixing up various compounds,
as they have not seen this before in our Procedures, as far as I can
While not incorrect, I view such hyphens as optional, based on
personal preference. There are certainly times when hyphens make
sense, since they can clarify meaning. Reference:
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