How to write Hyphens and Numbers

How to write Hyphens and Numbers

Hyphens are used for numbers between 21 and 99 with the exception of those that end in zero.

If these numbers are part of a larger number,

 they are also hyphenated.

Here are some examples:

21 twenty-one

99 ninety-nine

135 a/one hundred and thirty-five

3, 458 three thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight

22, 476 twenty-two thousand, four hundred and seventy six

384, 393 three hundred and eighty-four thousand, three hundred and ninety-three, and so on.

Yes, 1,202,760,991 would be written

“One billion, two hundred and two million, seven hundred and sixty thousand, nine hundred and ninety-one”.

In fact, 1,242, 764, 991 would be written

 “One billion, two hundred and forty-two million, seven hundred and sixty-four thousand, nine hundred and ninety-one”.

 

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