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    #1

    To tell tha age

    Could you please say if all these sentences are correct. Thank you
    1.He is 4 years old
    2.He is a boy of 4 years old.
    3. He is a boy of 4 years.
    4.He is a 4 year old boy.


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    #2

    Re: To tell tha age

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    Could you please say if all these sentences are correct. Thank you
    1.He is 4 years old
    2.He is a boy of 4 years old.
    3. He is a boy of 4 years.
    4.He is a 4 year old boy.
    1, 4

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    #3

    Re: To tell tha age

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    Could you please say if all these sentences are correct. Thank you
    1.He is 4 years old
    2.He is a boy of 4 years old.
    3. He is a boy of 4 years.
    4.He is a 4 year old boy.
    #1 and #4 are correct current usage.

    #3 is an archaic usage that you might find in older novels, etc.

    #2 is not correct.

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    #4

    Re: To tell tha age

    Can we also say?
    1.He is a boy of 4
    2.He is 4

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    Re: To tell tha age

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    Can we also say?
    1.He is a boy of 4
    2.He is 4
    Yes.

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    #6

    Re: To tell tha age

    I would add that you should use hyphens: a 4-year-old boy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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