Can you use between or from and to with a number range expressed using numerals and an en dash?

You can express a number range using words (“from . . . to”):  

The party will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Or you can use an en dash:

The party will take place 6 p.m.–10 p.m.

But you cannot combine words (“from”) and an en dash to convey a range:

The party will take place from 6 p.m.–10 p.m.

The reason is that the dash does not stand in for “to”; it stands in for “from . . . to.” Thus “from” has nothing completing it.

Here’s another example:

Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four check their phones approximately seventy-four times each day.

or

Americans who are 18–24 years old check their phones approximately seventy-four times each day.

Published 14 March 2018

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