As far as I know you should always stick to the "year".
This is what my translation site says:
dict.cc | 1 year | Deutsch-Wrterbuch
P.S. Neither a teacher nor a native speaker...
Student or Learner
I have a 1 years old son. OR I have a 1 year old son.
--- Should I say: "year" or "years"?
Last edited by sarat_106; 13-Feb-2010 at 10:43.
So there shouldn't be an "s" after the word "year"? One year old son instead of One years old son.
I have a 1 years old son= I have a 1-year-old son. (the underlined expression is one word adjective, to remove the confusion i have modified the previous post to join the three adjectives to make one.)
A six-month-old baby, a ten-year-old relationship.
This 40-year-old woman was hospitalized for gastric trouble
Of course use of hyphen is optional. Here is news item from the web:
66 year old Elizabeth Adeney caused a sensation earlier this month when she announced that she is eight months pregnant with her first child.
But when you answer question like this:
How old are you?
I am forty years old. (forty modifies year which is a countable noun)
Last edited by sarat_106; 13-Feb-2010 at 11:09.