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# Sixty two or Sixty-two?

Sixty two or sixty-two?

In this article we show you how to write 62 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 62. 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 62 is sixty-two (hyphenated).

Along the same lines:
• 62,000 = sixty-two thousand (hyphenated).
• 62,000,000 = sixty-two million (hyphenated).
• 62,000,000,000 = sixty-two billion (hyphenated).

## Sixty-two or Sixty two 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.

Sixty two years or sixty-two years?
Sixty two percent or sixty-two percent?
Sixty two hours or sixty-two hours?

### Does sixty two have a hyphen?

Yes, 62 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as sixty-two.

### Do you hyphenate sixty two?

Yes, you put a hyphen between sixty and two: sixty-two.

### Does sixty two need a hyphen?

As 62 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 it needs a hyphen; therefore writing 62 in full is sixty-two.

In the table below we show you the correct spelling of some numbers succeeding and precededing 62:
NumberName
57fifty-seven
58fifty-eight
59fifty-nine
60sixty
61sixty-one
62sixty-two
63sixty-three
64sixty-four
65sixty-five
66sixty-six
67sixty-seven

## Sixty second or Sixty-second?

In the following examples the correct spelling is underlined.

Sixty second part or sixty-second part?
Sixty second day or sixty-second day?
Sixty second hour or sixty-second hour?

### Frequently Asked Questions about Sixty second

• Does sixty second have a hyphen? Yes, the ordinal number for 62 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as sixty-second.
• Do you hyphenate sixty second? Yes, you put a hyphen between sixty and second: sixty-second.
• Does sixty second need a hyphen? 62 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 which needs a hyphen. Thus, writing 62nd in full is sixty-second.

## Sixty second or Sixty-two?

As you already know, 62 as cardinal numeral is sixty-two, and 62 as ordinal numeral is sixty-second.

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: Sixty-two

## Summary

As explained by the hyphens-in-numbers rule, 62 = sixty-two.

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