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    x-years-old...

    Hello,
    I have a confusion about using age in a sentence.

    Which one is the correct one and why?

    I almost tripped over a six year old boy.

    I almost tripped over a six-year-old boy.

    I almost tripped over a six years old boy.

    I almost tripped over a six-years-old boy.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: x-years-old...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    Hello,
    I have a confusion about using age in a sentence.

    Which one is the correct one and why?

    I almost tripped over a six year old boy.

    I almost tripped over a six-year-old boy.

    I almost tripped over a six years old boy.

    I almost tripped over a six-years-old boy.

    Thank you for your help.
    Your second.

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    #3

    Re: x-years-old...

    Hi.

    When can we use #4? Is it correct?
    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hi.

    When can we use #4? Is it correct?
    Thanks.
    No, it is incorrect.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Nov-2013 at 11:37. Reason: typo

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    #5

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    I've seen #3 many times. Is it correct too?

    Thanks

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    #6

    Re: x-years-old...

    No

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    #7

    Re: x-years-old...

    You'll probably see all three incorrect versions used, but the second is correct.
    Last edited by Tdol; 08-Nov-2013 at 11:06.

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