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Rule "Missing hyphens in compounds"

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Description: Missing hyphens in compounds
Message: When a number forms part of an adjectival compound, use a hyphen.
Category: Punctuation (ID: PUNCTUATION)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • FedEx 2 day delivery.
    Correction suggestion: 2-day
  • Some states require a 30/60 day warranty on major components.
    Correction suggestion: 60-day
  • Have a nice time tonite and for the three day weekend.
    Correction suggestion: three-day
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He indicated that he hoped to one day work on the official supplement.
  • The use of the roadstead in front of St Peter Port by over 100 cruise ships a year is bringing over 100,000 day trip passengers to the island each year.
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