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Reply to "Five-decades-long OR Five-long-decades?"

Hi, EKW, and welcome to the G.E,

@EKW posted:

I came across this sentence:

In January 2013, President Raul Castro ended a five-decades-long policy on limiting international travel for Cuban citizens.

Is that sentence grammatically correct?

No, it isn't. It should be 'decade' in the singular form, (not decades). It is a compound adjective here. David and Gustavo have asserted this point already. See here:


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