- HelpManual of Style/Grammar - Liquipedia - The StarCraft II.
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HelpManual of Style/Grammar - Liquipedia - The StarCraft II.
(Dating from my days as an actual editor, when I allowed myself a larger collection of pet peeves.) There at AP's online "Ask the Editor" forum* was what I think of as some bad hyphenation advice: The editor is thinking of the construction sometimes ed suspensive hyphen, in which a phrase like "the two-part and three-part inventions" is reduced to "the two- and three-part inventions." Or "a four-nht or five-nht hotel stay" becomes "a four- or five-nht hotel stay." Those suspensive hyphens (with word spaces following them) work when the numbers are treated as units.
Throw Grammar from the Train Very small things considered
You can have a two-part invention or a three-part invention, but not one in between.
BuzzFeed Style Guide
Same thing with the hotel stay (as billed by the hotel): There's no four-and-a-half nht visit.
University of Chicago Press Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
But when the numbers express a continuous, inclusive range, and they're joined by to rather than and or or, shouldn't the hyphenation show that continuous relationship?
Chicago manual of style hanging hyphen:
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