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Hyphens with Numbers Quiz

1. For each of the following, choose the correct sentence.

 A) The little girl said, I am six and three quarters years old.
 B) The little girl said, I am six and three-quarters years old.
 C) The little girl said, I am six-and-three-quarters years old.

2. 

 A) Dara said she would not touch the garbage can with a ten foot pole.
 B) Dara said she would not touch the garbage can with a ten-foot pole.
 C) Dara said she would not touch the garbage can with a ten-foot-pole.

3. 

 A) Stella had her hair cut six inches last week.
 B) Stella had her hair cut six-inches last week.

4. 

 A) My favorite dessert is the seven layer chocolate cake.
 B) My favorite dessert is the seven-layer chocolate cake.
 C) My favorite dessert is the seven-layer-chocolate cake.

5. 

 A) Sanjay pretended not to see Lani, even though she was only four feet away.
 B) Sanjay pretended not to see Lani, even though she was only four-feet away.
 C) Sanjay pretended not to see Lani, even though she was only four-feet-away.

6. 

 A) Her party shoes had three inch heels.
 B) Her party shoes had three-inch heels.
 C) Her party shoes had three-inch-heels.

7. 

 A) Ely continued on his two month long journey.
 B) Ely continued on his two-month long journey.
 C) Ely continued on his two-month-long journey.

8. 

 A) Can you lend me your five foot tape measure?
 B) Can you lend me your five-foot tape measure?
 C) Can you lend me your five-foot-tape measure?

9. 

 A) It is normal to work an eight hour day.
 B) It is normal to work an eight-hour day.
 C) It is normal to work an eight-hour-day.

10. 

 A) For the printer, use 8 by 11 inch paper.
 B) For the printer, use 8 by 11-inch paper.
 C) For the printer, use 8-by-11-inch paper.

11. 

 A) Our dog weighed only two pounds as a puppy.
 B) Our dog weighed only two-pounds as a puppy.

12. 

 A) My neighbor paid me to babysit her ten year old daughter last night.
 B) My neighbor paid me to babysit her ten-year old daughter last night.
 C) My neighbor paid me to babysit her ten-year-old daughter last night.

13. 

 A) My roommate baked seventy two cheese balls for the party tomorrow.
 B) My roommate baked seventy-two cheese balls for the party tomorrow.
 C) My roommate baked seventy-two-cheese-balls for the party tomorrow.

14. 

 A) The crack in the wall was twenty-one and two-thirds inches long.
 B) The crack in the wall was twenty-one and two-thirds-inches long.
 C) The crack in the wall was twenty-one-and-two-thirds-inches long.

15. 

 A) The water level rose ten inches in just three hours.
 B) The water level rose ten-inches in just three hours.
 C) The water level rose ten-inches in just three-hours.


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