How should I read these sentences that contain numerical (?) phrases?>**A: "I have gone there 3-4 times.**"1- I have gone there three, four times.2- I have gone there three to four times.3- I have gone there three or four times. 4-? >**B: "Bring me 10-15 apples"**.1- Bring me ten, fifteen apples.2- Bring me ten to fifteen apples.3- Bring me ten or fifteen apples.4-?
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The use of the dash - indicates that the numbers are a range. This means the proper reading is "to." I have gone there 3 to 4 times. To say 3-4 times means I have gone to this place somewhere between or about 3 or 4 times. It hasn't been less than 3 and it isn't more than 4. Again, bring me 10 to 15 apples means bring me a number of apples between 10 and 15.