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    The dictation says that the patients last visit was a year and a half ago.
    I did not use any hypens for a year and a half ago. What are the rules for
    hypenation here? It is not a 1 1/2 year old visit -- have already been there!
    Thanks for your prompt response. I will need help and often. Grammar is a challenge for me. Do you have any suggestions for a good basic grammar book? In a panic, EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead

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    Re: New graduate of medical transcription

    There is no need to hyphenate unless it is an adjective, Ritaivan.

    'The patient's last visit was a year and a half ago.' -- this is fine.
    'A year-and-a-half-year-old child fell into a well yesterday.' -- now we need hyphens.

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