A. 3 meter square area
B. 3 square meter area
I’m wondering what the easiest way is to clearly express the difference between A and B above.
In A, one side is 3 (meters). In B, one side is the square root of 3 (meters).
Also, can both A and B be expressed with all the modifiers on the left, such as with hyphens? Or would word order such as the following be required for A?
area of 3 meters squared