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# Seventy three or Seventy-three?

Seventy three or seventy-three?

In this article we show you how to write 73 in English words correctly.

In addition, we provide you with the grammar rule right away. 🙂

Regardless of where they appear in a number, hyphenate all compound numbers between 21 and 99 (not 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90) such as 73. In other words:

Hyphenate all numbers between twenty-one and ninety-nine, except those divisible by ten, even if the compound number is preceded or succeeded by numbers that do not require hyphens.
Thus, the correct spelling of 73 is seventy-three (hyphenated).

Along the same lines:
• 73,000 = seventy-three thousand (hyphenated).
• 73,000,000 = seventy-three million (hyphenated).
• 73,000,000,000 = seventy-three billion (hyphenated).

## Seventy-three or Seventy three Spelling

It doesn’t matter which noun follows the adjective, the grammar rule explained above remains in place.

In the examples below the correct spelling is underlined.

Seventy three years or seventy-three years?
Seventy three percent or seventy-three percent?
Seventy three hours or seventy-three hours?

### Does seventy three have a hyphen?

Yes, 73 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as seventy-three.

### Do you hyphenate seventy three?

Yes, you put a hyphen between seventy and three: seventy-three.

### Does seventy three need a hyphen?

As 73 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 it needs a hyphen; therefore writing 73 in full is seventy-three.

In the table below we show you the correct spelling of some numbers succeeding and precededing 73:
NumberName
68sixty-eight
69sixty-nine
70seventy
71seventy-one
72seventy-two
73seventy-three
74seventy-four
75seventy-five
76seventy-six
77seventy-seven
78seventy-eight

## Seventy third or Seventy-third?

In the following examples the correct spelling is underlined.

Seventy third part or seventy-third part?
Seventy third day or seventy-third day?
Seventy third hour or seventy-third hour?

• Does seventy third have a hyphen? Yes, the ordinal number for 73 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as seventy-third.
• Do you hyphenate seventy third? Yes, you put a hyphen between seventy and third: seventy-third.
• Does seventy third need a hyphen? 73 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 which needs a hyphen. Thus, writing 73rd in full is seventy-third.

## Seventy third or Seventy-three?

As you already know, 73 as cardinal numeral is seventy-three, and 73 as ordinal numeral is seventy-third.

Thus, the question in the subtitle above mixes two distinguished linguistic concepts and cannot be answered as such.

Observe that you can always check how to spell a number in full correctly using our converter below.

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Spelling: Seventy-three

## Summary

As explained by the hyphens-in-numbers rule, 73 = seventy-three.

If you are happy with our information, then you may also be interested in our article seventy-five or seventy five.

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– Article written by Mark, last updated on May 5th, 2023