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  1. #1
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    Hyphenation Rules with Numbers

    When a number is used as an adjective such as in "two year old child" is it hyphenated such as two-year-old child or not? Or is it only hyphenated when it is a noun such "the two-year-old was climbing the stairs?" I await the consensus.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Hyphenation Rules with Numbers

    WElcome to the forums.

    The usual practice is "two-year old child".

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