One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A quantity expressed in terms of more than one unit or denomination, such as 5 feet 7 inches or 2 pounds 3 ounces.
- ‘A good case can be made to demonstrate the possibility that the ancients viewed the compound numbers in such an encoded manner.’
- ‘In 3-level modules, the module number is a compound number consisting of the chapter number, the section number, and the sub-section number.’
- ‘So, searches for parts of one of these compound numbers will still yield a match.’
- ‘If the number is 21 or below, you will have two numbers, a compound number and a one digit number.’
- ‘However, compound numbers are written the opposite way, with the higher digits on the right.’
- ‘Occasionally, compound numbers are presented Western-style with digits following one another.’
- ‘Lists with more than one logical level can also be marked up correctly to create a compound number system such as 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, etc.’
- ‘Hyphenate compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine both when they stand alone and when they are part of larger numbers.’
- ‘When you use a compound number to modify a noun, the noun (in the singular, as before) goes directly after the first element of the number.’
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