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    10-year-old VS 10 years old

    10-year-old VS 10 years old

    What's the difference between two words?

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    It depends on context, as always.

    In the following sentences, the first is a noun. The second is a combination of words making up an adjective.

    My son is a 10-year-old.
    My son is 10 years old.

    Here, the first is an adjective.

    I have a bottle of 10-year-old whisky at home
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    And are "My son is 10 year old" or "I have a bottle of 10-year​s-old whisky at home" correct?

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    "My son is 10 year old"
    'S' should be added after 'year' because it is a noun.

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    10-year​s-old whisky
    'S' should be removed because it is an adjective.

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    And are "My son is 10 year old" or "I have a bottle of 10-year​s-old whisky at home" correct?
    Neither is correct. My examples showed you the correct way of using it.

    My son is ten years old.
    My son is a ten-year-old.
    I have a ten-year-old son.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It depends on context, as always.

    In the following sentences, the first is a noun. The second is a combination of words making up an adjective.

    My son is a 10-year-old.
    My son is 10 years old.

    Here, the first is an adjective.

    I have a bottle of 10-year-old whisky at home
    Is he older than 10 years or equal to 10 years old?

    ( I wrote down in red.)

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Is he older than 10 years or equal to 10 years old?
    If he is older than 10 years old, he is over 10 years old.

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    Re: 10-year-old VS 10 years old

    "My son is a ten-year-old" means "My son is ten years old". He has had his tenth birthday. He has not yet reached his eleventh birthday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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