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comment Hyphenating spelled-out fractions with large numerators and/or denominators
@kiamlaluno: I think my reference (Chicago Manual of Style) says twenty-one through ninety-nine, but it stops at ninety-nine in large part because it says not to spell out numbers above ninety-nine. I'm more concerned, though, about the readability without the hyphens than about following a specific rule.
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comment Hyphenating spelled-out fractions with large numerators and/or denominators
@phenry: Unfortunately, no. The technology at issue doesn't (yet) cope with numerical fractions.
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asked Hyphenating spelled-out fractions with large numerators and/or denominators
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comment In sex talk, how many bases are there and what do they all mean?
There's also this XKCD comic on the Base System.
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accepted Should there be a comma in “The heading reads, 'a chart heading.'”?
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comment Should there be a comma in “The heading reads, 'a chart heading.'”?
For anyone coming across this now, the sentence was actually more like "Notice this thing in the column with the heading that reads, 'title.'" and the solution I ended up going with was to reword it to something like "Notice this thing in the column labeled 'title.'" to avoid the colon/comma/nothing issue entirely.
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asked Should there be a comma in “The heading reads, 'a chart heading.'”?
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comment Should anti- and counterclockwise be hyphenated?
The OED does in fact give the hyphenated forms of both "counter-clockwise" and "anti-clockwise" as the primary spellings, but the CMoS is explicit in listing "counterclockwise" without a hyphen (though it is not explicit about anticlockwise).
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accepted Should anti- and counterclockwise be hyphenated?
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comment Should anti- and counterclockwise be hyphenated?
This graph of "anti clockwise" versus "anticlockwise" in 1960-present British English pretty much convinced me that I shouldn't hyphenate "anticlockwise" (I was already pretty convinced not to hyphenate counterclockwise).