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    "years old"

    "years old" "-year-old" what is the different in usage?

    for example, " 5 years old" 5-year-old"

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    Re: "years old"

    "Years old" is usually used in the possessive case, as in "Ken is five years old" (literally meaning Ken has five years of age). "Year old" is used when the age is being given as an adjective, such as "a seven-year-old-boy saved his sister from drowning" or "He broke my hundred year old vase."

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