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    En Dash in Monetary Range

    The Chicago Manual of Style lists "$3$5 million" for a range.

    If we go a step further, would the following work?

    a $3$5 million a year contract
    a $50$100 million per year industry

    I don't think "million" needs to be used twice in these phrases, e.g., a $3 million $5 million a year contract, because I don't think anybody in this world would interpret $3 to mean "three dollars" in the first example, or $50 to mean "fifty dollars" in the second example. Agreed?

    So are my two original examples above punctuated correctly?

    Thank you.

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    Re: En Dash in Monetary Range

    Hello PunctuationCrazed, and welcome to the forum.
    Agreed!

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    Re: En Dash in Monetary Range

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Hello PunctuationCrazed, and welcome to the forum.
    Agreed!
    Thank you! I didn't mean to put a space before n-dash in one of those examples.

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    Re: En Dash in Monetary Range

    Would a hyphen work better than an end dash? Your thoughts....your preference here.

    a $3-$5 million a year contract
    a $50-$100 million per year industry

    Thanks again.

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