what do you use to say 17 year old? where does the dash goes if any?

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    dexter42posted 8 years ago

    what do you use to say 17 year old? where does the dash goes if any?

    just want to know if you in fact use a hyphen or dash in this case.

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    "17-year-old" is the correct adjective, as in:

    "He is a 17-year-old youth."


    "He is 17 years old." This requires no hyphen.

 
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