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When read aloud, of course, all three orthographies sound the same. Note that the first example appears to be badly hyphenated rather than referring to twenty shifts of four hours each. Presence of the indefinite article "a" and use of "shift" in the singular indicate only one shift is being talked about. A better „Di Provenza Il Mar“ – Arie Act II - Nicolae Herlea - Arii Din Opere of the hyphens altering the meaning would be if you were to isolate the noun phrases in question:.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 2 years, 10 months ago. Active 1 year, 10 months ago. Viewed 7k times. Just read somewhere about this puzzling puzzle: What is the difference between: I'm doing a twenty four-hour shift tonight.
I'm doing a twenty-four hour shift tonight. I'm doing a twenty-four-hour shift tonight. I know number 1 is 20 x 4 hours. Number 2 and 3 is the same as far as I know. Is this true? All of them read the same to me: one shift that is 24 hours long, starting "tonight. You might want to change the example to disinclude definitives and a specified day, because as things are I doubt anybody would really parse "a twenty four-hour shift tonight" as meaning that your shift would take 80 hours.
There are not even that many hours in a whole day including daytime and nighttimeand a problem that is common to all three examples is that there are certainly not 24 hours in a single night.
If you don't want to change the example, because you want a definitive answer congruent with the source, I would recommend sharing the source. Perhaps a better example would be a beverage that's sold in both 4-packs and packs. The first one is wrong in two ways. It is syntactically wrong: Nr. 2 - Gentle Fire, Earle Brown, John Cage, Christian Wolff - 4 Systems, Music For Amplified Toy Pi doing a twenty things tonight" is wrong it should be "I'm doing twenty things tonight".
Now "I'm 잘자요 (Good Night) - 소영이 - 24 (Twenty Four) twenty '4 hour' shifts tonight" is semantically nonsensical because 'tonight' is maybe at longest 24 hours you know, above the arctic circle. So at most six '4 hour' shifts would fit. Ok how about we remove "tonight"? A better example of the hyphens altering the meaning would be if you were to isolate the noun phrases in question: Twenty four-hour shifts Twenty-four hour shifts Twenty-four-hour shifts In these examples each would mean something different: 20 x 4-hour shifts 24 x 1-hour shifts Shifts that last 24 hours.
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