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A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 10:49
by KateGladTidings
Sorry, too dull to even put on fbook but I need opinions cause my blog is inconsistent and it bugs me.

When writing for the World Outside The Forum, how would you refer to how old your child is? I know here we use 3yo, but how do you write it properly. Sometimes I use 3 year-old, sometimes 3-year old, sometimes three-year-old...it's annoying.Any thoughts? Housekeeping needed!

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 11:23
by StJuniper
I believe a hyphen between all three words is correct, as in three-year-old/3-year-old.

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 11:50
by Eleanor
Yes, two hyphens is right when it's "my three-year-old" or "our three-year-old daughter", etc. (but you don't need them in "she is three years old").

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 17:40
by LucyL
Agreed. Sometimes I would write 3 year-old, but if it's all words then both hyphens.

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 18:11
by KateGladTidings
thanks all! i think i might have a rock n roll weekend, changing them all over!

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 18:15
by Rosie_t_Riveter
You're right, that was a really dull question...

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 18:50
by KateGladTidings

Re: A really dull question

PostPosted: 31 Aug 2012, 19:45
by Rosie_t_Riveter