Hyphenation Rules with Numbers

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TSzafarz

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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.
 

Anglika

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WElcome to the forums.

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