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# Twenty seven or Twenty-seven?

Twenty seven or twenty-seven?

In this article we show you how to write 27 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 27. 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 27 is twenty-seven (hyphenated).

Along the same lines:
• 27,000 = twenty-seven thousand (hyphenated).
• 27,000,000 = twenty-seven million (hyphenated).
• 27,000,000,000 = twenty-seven billion (hyphenated).

## Twenty-seven or Twenty seven 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.

Twenty seven years or twenty-seven years?
Twenty seven percent or twenty-seven percent?
Twenty seven hours or twenty-seven hours?

### Does twenty seven have a hyphen?

Yes, 27 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as twenty-seven.

### Do you hyphenate twenty seven?

Yes, you put a hyphen between twenty and seven: twenty-seven.

### Does twenty seven need a hyphen?

As 27 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 it needs a hyphen; therefore writing 27 in full is twenty-seven.

In the table below we show you the correct spelling of some numbers succeeding and precededing 27:
NumberName
22twenty-two
23twenty-three
24twenty-four
25twenty-five
26twenty-six
27twenty-seven
28twenty-eight
29twenty-nine
30thirty
31thirty-one
32thirty-two

## Twenty seventh or Twenty-seventh?

In the following examples the correct spelling is underlined.

Twenty seventh part or twenty-seventh part?
Twenty seventh day or twenty-seventh day?
Twenty seventh hour or twenty-seventh hour?

• Does twenty seventh have a hyphen? Yes, the ordinal number for 27 has a hyphen and is spelled correctly as twenty-seventh.
• Do you hyphenate twenty seventh? Yes, you put a hyphen between twenty and seventh: twenty-seventh.
• Does twenty seventh need a hyphen? 27 is a compound number in between 21 and 99 which needs a hyphen. Thus, writing 27th in full is twenty-seventh.

## Twenty seventh or Twenty-seven?

As you already know, 27 as cardinal numeral is twenty-seven, and 27 as ordinal numeral is twenty-seventh.

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: Twenty-seven

## Summary

As explained by the hyphens-in-numbers rule, 27 = twenty-seven.

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

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