hyphens vs. en dashes
June 20, 2013 7:13 AM Subscribe
How would you use hyphens and en dashes in the following phrase: "one to three year jail sentence"?
posted by Ollie to writing & language (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My gut tells me it's "one–to–three-year jail sentence" (en dash, en dash, hyphen) because it's a range and then a compound adjective before the noun. What's your opinion? And, do you have a cite for your opinion, so I can bookmark for similar grammar questions that might come up? Thanks!