Posted by Trish on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:14pm.
Punctuation—Hyphen
She requested two and threeyard ribbons for her sewing project.
My answer...
She requested twothree yard ribbons for her swing project.
is this correct?

Grammar Check  Trish, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:16pm
opps.. sorry i guess it didn't post right. here is the sentence.
Punctuation—Hyphen
She requested two and threeyard ribbons for her sewing project.
my answer
She requested twothree yard ribbons for her sewing project.
is this correct?

Grammar Check  Writeacher, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:26pm
It depends on what is meant, but I think (from the original sentence) that the sentence is referring to two different lengths of ribbon, yes?
She requested two and threeyard ribbons for her sewing project.
Notice the space after the hyphen after "two"  this use is called the Suspended Hyphen:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/hyphen.htm
(scroll down)

Grammar Check  Writeacher, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7:47am
Almost  you also need that hyphen between "three" and "yard"  to match the one after "two"  see?
??

Grammar Check  Trish, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 4:25pm
ahh ok.. got it.. Thanks
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