Hyphens in fractions?
May 14, 2010 4:48 PM Subscribe
When writing fractions as words, under what circumstances do you hyphenate them?
posted by stenoboy to writing & language (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm always confused about hyphenating fractions. Is it "one-and-a-half" or "one and a half"? Do you only use hyphens only when the fraction modifies a following noun, or are the fractions always hyphenated regardless?
And what about times? "Half-past seven" or "half past seven"?