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    I have a five years daughter .

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    Is it correct to say : " I have a five years daughter ."

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    Re: I have a five years daughter .

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    Is it correct to say : " I have a five years daughter ."

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    No. "I have a five-year-old daughter" or "I have a daughter who is five years old".

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    Re: I have a five years daughter .

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    Re: I have a five years daughter .

    Quote Originally Posted by notebook85 View Post
    Hello everybody !

    Is it correct to say : " I have a five years daughter ."

    Thank you !

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I believe that teachers prefer that we say (write):

    I have a five-year-old daughter.

    I have a daughter who is 5 years old.

    I have a daughter who is 5 years of age.

    (2) Other examples of the singular:

    Joe is a 200-pound athlete.

    A 70-mile-an-hour speed limit.

    I do not understand two-word verbs.


    (Credit: Some of these sentences come from The Grammar Book by Mesdames Celce-Murcia and Larsen-Freeman.)

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