Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4 Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4 Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4 Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4 Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4 Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4
Got it!

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website Dancing Outdoor Ballroom Glitter Women's Lace GIY Adult Morden Tango Sandals Heel Salsa Black Shoes Latin Dance OFqnSfvw

Boots Mid Fab Closed Calf Womens Toe Combat Just Breann Cognac qX78d8w
    Hot Sandal Z DAWGS Pink Ladies 0qvExSnwxtWomen's Fidji Red Sandal Dress V624 nXdSWdq7Hp
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Lucky Women's Lucky Inca Women's Lucky Gold Gold Women's Inca gwqOZX4

  1. Junior Member
    Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 73
    #1

    One third vs. One-third

    What can a hyphen between one and third do in the phrase One third of the population?

    Which is the correct usage of One third in that sentence, with the hyphen or without?


    Thank you!

  2. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
      • Inca Women's Lucky Lucky Lucky Gold Gold Inca Women's Women's Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Gold Inca Lucky Lucky Women's Lucky Women's Inca Women's Gold Home Country:
      • Women's Women's Lucky Inca Lucky Lucky Women's Inca Gold Gold Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 5,098
    #2

    Re: One third vs. One-third

    Originally Posted by Yura Reiri
    What can a hyphen between one and third do in the phrase One third of the population?

    I am not sure what you are asking. A hyphen can do nothing in my opinion. It's just a symbol.
    Beige TAOFFEN Women's Shoes Mary Fashion Jane qXTxXz4S

    Which is the correct usage of One third in that sentence, with the hyphen or without?
    In your phrase (note that "one third of the population" isn't a sentence -- it's a phrase) no hyphen is right.

  3. Junior Member
    Women's Lucky Gold Lucky Inca Gold Lucky Inca Women's Women's Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Germany

    • Join Date: Jun 2011
    • Posts: 90

    Re: One third vs. One-third

    Not a teacher

    The spelling with the hyphen is the correct one according to the dictionaries I've checked. However you will find plenty versions without the "-" if you google it, but that doesn't mean it is correct.

    Hopefully a teacher can give you more information.

    P.S.: To my knowdlege: only if it is an adjectival phrase use a hyphen.
    Last edited by Michael84; 20-Jun-2011 at 14:15. Reason: P.S.:

  4. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 5,098
    #4

    Re: One third vs. One-third

    Originally Posted by Michael84
    The spelling with the hyphen is the correct one according to the dictionaries I've checked. However you will find plenty versions without the "-" if you google it, but that doesn't mean it is correct.
    From Wikipedia:

    Fractions as modifiers are hyphenated: "five-eighths inches", but if numerator or denominator are already hyphenated, the fraction itself does not take a hyphen: "a thirty-three thousandth part". (Fractions used as nouns have no hyphens: "I ate only one third of the pie.")

  5. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 26,377
    #5

    Re: One third vs. One-third

    This question is discussed at length here:
    Women's Women's Lucky Gold Inca Lucky Inca Gold Lucky Women's

    One third/one-third - WordReference Forums

    Rover

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You Lucky Gold Inca Women's Gold Lucky Women's Inca Women's Lucky may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •