Student or Learner
"She wrote an over 100-page paper on ...."
There should be no hyphen between "over" and "100," right?
It didn't sound awkward to me.
Is it at least correct, though?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
I most respectfully suggest that some (very few?) people would
prefer the hyphen.
(1) I googled for about an hour, and I frankly admit that the
hyphen is not often used nowadays. After all, simplicity is the
(2) Nevertheless, that does not mean that a hyphen is
(3) Actually, if one thinks about it, a hyphen makes sense. The
word "over" is modifying "100," with "100" modifying "page."
(4) I found only three similar citations. This comes from Google
Books: Fiance & Marriage Visas/ A Couple's Guide to U.S.
Immigration, p. 309 (author: Llona Bray):
1 - 130 visa petition was submitted for the over-21-year-old
at the same time.
(5) I most respectfully submit that the hyphen makes things
very clear, elegant, unified, and logical.