Posted by **Trish** on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:14pm.

Punctuation—Hyphen

She requested two and three-yard ribbons for her sewing project.

My answer...

She requested two-three yard ribbons for her swing project.

is this correct?

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**Trish**, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:16pm
opps.. sorry i guess it didnt post right. here is the sentence.

Punctuation—Hyphen

She requested two and three-yard ribbons for her sewing project.

my answer

She requested two-three yard ribbons for her sewing project.

is this correct?

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**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 three-yard 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)

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**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?

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

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