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Which one of the following is correct (bold part)?

It took us quite a long time to get here. It was 3 hour journey.

or

It took us quite a long time to get here. It was a 3-hour journey.

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Rule 1. Generally, hyphenate two or more words when they come before a noun they modify and act as a single idea. This is called a compound adjective.

Following this rule, 3-hour should be hyphenated.

Also, for smaller numbers, it's sometimes considered good style to write out the word instead of using the number, "a three-hour journey."

Here's the source.

  • Can article a be used? – DAF Oct 3 '16 at 16:13
  • Yes, Google "a three-hour tour" as it should be a well-known expression from American culture. :) – Andrew Oct 3 '16 at 16:16
  • I suggest that you click on "edited" to see how to attach a link to the source in accordance with the general requirements. – Victor B. Oct 3 '16 at 16:20
  • @Rompey thanks, saw your edit. I'll follow that format from now on. – Andrew Oct 3 '16 at 17:37

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