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    Hello everyone,

    what is the difference between 'Year-old' and 'years-old'? thank you.

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    Re: difference

    "Year-old" is used as a part of a noun phrase, e.g. "That man is a 30 year-old", whereas "years old" (with no hyphen) is used as part of an adjective, e.g. "That man is 30 years old".

    P.S. Do remember to capitalise the start of sentences.

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    Re: difference

    A better title would have been 'Year-old and years-old'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: difference

    Well, in case If I want to say 'he is 30-year-old strong kid', it's right or wrong?

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    Re: difference

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Well, in case If I want to say 'he is a 30-year-old strong kid', it's right or wrong?
    We don't normally refer to 30-year-old men as 'kids'.

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    #6

    Re: difference

    I wrote it by mistake, It should have been 3.

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    #7

    Re: difference

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    I wrote it by mistake, It should have been 3.
    "A strong, three year-old kid."

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    #8

    Re: difference

    I would write

    'A strong, three-year-old kid.'

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