Are the hyphens placed correctly in the following sentence? Should centimetre be written out? For example:
The Canadian Style is a handy source to have for these types of style questions.
First of all, the hyphens are placed correctly in this suspended compound because the phrase one- to two-centimetre-deep is an adjective modifying layer.
Second, The Canadian Style states as follows:
Therefore, it is better to write centimetre than cm in your example: A one- to two-centimetre-deep layer…