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    noun as adjective

    When using a descriptive noun as an adjective, such as a method that uses 3 cups for something, is it written as the 3-cup method or the 3-cups method?

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    Re: noun as adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    When using a descriptive noun as an adjective, such as a method that uses 3 cups for something, is it written as the 3-cup method or the 3-cups method?
    With units of measure, e.g., millimeter, cup, million, percent, and so on, do not use a hyphen:

    5 millimeters
    3 cups
    3.5 million people
    15 percent

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