From an A to an F

We here at Terribly Write award the writer and/or editor for the Yahoo! front page a big fat A for correctly hyphenating 190-square-foot apartment. However, the hyphens in 190-sq-ft home knock the overall grade down to a big fat F:

fp 190-sq-ft

A professional writer or editor should know that a number followed by an abbreviation is always unhyphenated.

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3 Responses to “From an A to an F”

  1. ZZMike Says:

    Another rule that makes perfect sense. To someone.

    (That is a square 13′ 8″ on a side. Some might think that a little little. (As opposed to a little big.))

  2. ZZMike Says:

    No – I was rushed for time – but I do know how, and could have. It’s not that hard.


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