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    year old versus yearold

    I work in transcription and have recently been told by supervisor to combine year and old when used in a sentence such as: The client is a 6 year old", not used as an adjective which would call for the hyphens. Is it ever correct to combine year old into one word, - "yearold" ?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: year old versus yearold

    Quote Originally Posted by Teddyw View Post
    I work in transcription and have recently been told by supervisor to combine year and old when used in a sentence such as: The client is a 6 year old", not used as an adjective which would call for the hyphens. Is it ever correct to combine year old into one word, - "yearold" ?

    Thanks for your help.
    No, 'yearold' is not a word.

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    Re: year old versus yearold

    Thanks so much.

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    Re: year old versus yearold

    The client is a 6-year-old.
    'Six-year-old' is indeed adjectival, the understood noun being child.

    Rover

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