[English Language] Which is the most correct?
(A) 3 years old
(B) 3 years-old
- SpeedLv 74 months agoFavourite 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.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 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.
- capitalgentlemanLv 74 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.
- David B.Lv 74 months ago
3 years old.
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- Red FoxLv 74 months ago
- Anonymous4 months ago
I'd go with A.