[English Language] Which is the most correct?

(A) 3 years old

(B) 3 years-old

(C) 3-years-old

6 Answers

  • Speed
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Favourite answer

    I agree with everyone else, that it's A, 3 years old. The child is 3 years old. Usually for numbers ten and less, you'd spell out the number, three years old.

    The hyphens are used when you make the three words into a compound.

    A compound noun: I attended a party for a three-year-old. The three-year-old is cute.

    A compound adjective: The three-year-old boy wanted to drive my car. I wish I was as happy as a three-year-old child on her birthday.

  • 4 months ago

    Only A is correct.

    B and C are never correct.In C, perhaps you're thinking of 'a three-year-old child', or just 'a three-year-old'.

    The kindergarten was filled with three-year-olds playing and running about.

  • 4 months ago

    None of them.  3-years old is best. However, A is also fine.  The hyphen is not strictly speaking needed at all, although it is technically better.

  • 4 months ago

    3 years old.   

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    I'd go with A.           

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