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Rule "missing hyphen in '1000 word essay'"

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Description: missing hyphen in '1000 word essay'
Message: When '\1-\2' is used as a modifier, it is usually spelled with a hyphen.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He wrote a 2000 word blog article.
    Correction suggestion: 2000-word
  • Twitter has a 140 character limit.
    Correction suggestion: 140-character
  • He prepared a 2000 word Google doc.
    Correction suggestion: 2000-word
  • It's only a three word sentence.
    Correction suggestion: three-word
  • He wrote a 6 paragraph essay.
    Correction suggestion: 6-paragraph
Correct sentences
for comparison:
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  • Please complete one Word document first.
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