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    frogboxer is offline Junior Member
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    Dollar Amounts / Monetary Ranges

    Without recasting, are these correct? Are the hyphens correctly placed in all?

    •a $5-million- to $10-million-a-year enterprise
    (or: a $5- to $10-million-a-year enterprise) - Hopefully, the reader won't construe '$5' as 'five dollars'. I think I like the succinctness of this variation, do you?

    •a $100-million-a-year industry (good with three hyphens?)


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    Re: Dollar Amounts / Monetary Ranges

    As an NES, but not an English teacher:

    I would avoid, wherever possible, repeating myself.
    In such a case, I would use "per" or "/" rather than multiple hyphens.


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