# Do you hyphenate two and a half months?

## Do you hyphenate two and a half months?

When to use hyphens when writing a period of time? A handy rule, whether writing about years, months, or any other period of time, is to use hyphens unless the period of time (years, months, weeks, days) is written in plural form: With hyphens: We have a two-year-old child.

### How do you write three and a half months?

“Three and a half months” is usually correct. “Three” is plural, and adding another half continues to be plural. The project took three and a half months to complete.

#### Is two and a half years hyphenated?

Hyphen With Number of Years Don’t use hyphens when you’re just talking about a span of time. We’ve lived here for four and a half years. Two and a half years is plenty of time to learn how to play tennis.

How do you write one and a half months?

one and a half months vs one and a half month. The correct phrase would be “one-and-a-half months.” Since we are dealing with more than one, we need the plural.

How do you properly write two and a half?

A. There is no need for hyphens if you’re using the phrase as a noun: We’ll be there in two and a half hours; two and a half hours is plenty of time. If you are using a phrase like that as a modifier, however, you’ll need hyphens to hold it all together: a two-and-a-half-hour trip.

## How do you write two and a half years?

I agree that “two and a half years” is the most common way to say it in English. But “two years and a half” is also very good English, perhaps a trifle on the literary side. You could also say “two years, and half of another”.

### How do you write two and a half?

Mixed numbers have a whole number followed by the fraction (2 1/2). You would say “two and one half.” The other format is an improper fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator (5/2). Mathematicians would say that is five halves.

#### How do you write five and a half?

What is the correct way to write a fractional number in a formal…

1. five-and-a-half years.
2. 5-1/2 years.
3. 5.5 years.

Is it 1.5 month or 1.5 months?

One and a half is more than one, so the noun (“month”) must be plural (“months”). It is better not to split numbers: “one and a half months”, not “one month and a half”.

How do you write 2 and a half years old?

With plain ‘two’ it’s easy: two-year-old children. The half makes it impossible to do in any simple way. I would just leave out all hyphens, your first option. (You want to avoid the impression that you have got three children, each one year old, and cut one of them in half.)

## Is 1 and a half plural?

It is “one and a half hours” because you have more than one hour ( one hour plus half an hour ) hence implying that it is plural and not just a single hour. both “one” and “a half” are describing the noun “hour”, so two.

### How do you write 2 and a half in a fraction?

You would say “two and one half.” The other format is an improper fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator (5/2). Mathematicians would say that is five halves. You will find both types of fractions in your problems. Both of those examples represent the same value (2 1/2 = 5/2).