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    #1

    No, he is a three-year-old boy.

    John: Is your son two years old?
    Mary: No, he is a three-year-old boy.

    Is the above dialog acceptable to native speakers?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: No, he is a three-year-old boy.

    Mary is much more likely to say, "No, he's three."

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    Re: No, he is a three-year-old boy.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    John: Is your son two years old?
    Mary: No, he is a three-year-old boy.

    Is the above dialog acceptable to native speakers?
    No. Why do you think Mary would include the totally unnecessary word 'boy'?

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    #4

    Re: No, he is a three-year-old boy.

    John: Is your child a 3-year-old girl?
    Jane: No! He's a 2-year-old boy!

    That's about the only reason for Jane to specify "boy" in her reply.

    It's a possible, if unlikely, dialogue. Note that if John thought the child was a girl, his question would probably be "Is your daughter 3?" The answer would be "No, she's 2" or, if John had indeed made an error in guessing the sex of the child, "Er, that's my son, and he's 2!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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