a $900,000–1 million a year increase or a $900,000 to $1-million-a-year increase

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moonglow

Banned
English – America
No rewording, please.

Would you support:
a $900,000–1 million a year increase

instead of:
a $900,000 to $1-million-a-year increase

Thanks
 
  • Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    For this and the other recent question about ranges of numbers,
    I prefer the form with "to". I think "$900,000-1" could be (momentarily) confusing.
    It looks like a unit in itself and begs to be interpreted as, what?, the typo of a hyphen for a decimal point?
     

    moonglow

    Banned
    English – America
    The first option below is probably best, right? No hyphens; no clutter.

    a $900,000 to $1 million a year increase

    a $900,000–$1 million a year increase
     
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