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Hi,

I would like to ask which of the following sentence(s) is correct?

1. The data is 15-minute delayed.
2. The data is 15-minute-delayed.
3. The data is 15 minutes delayed.

Thanks for your help.

Michael
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Michael, none of them sounds like the usual; I would say 'the data is delayed 15 minutes' or 'there is a 15-minute delay in/with/for the data'. Nevertheless, I suppose that #3 is OK; the other two seem wrong.
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Mister MicawberMichael, none of them sounds like the usual; I would say 'the data is delayed 15 minutes' or 'there is a 15-minute delay in/with/for the data'.
Mr Micawber, you are right. 15 minutes is an expression of time and should come last. We don't say: The train was yesterday late. We say: The train was late yesterday. Some Latinists might prefer: The data are... (I don't insist on are.)
CB
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I think #3 is the right one
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