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