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Is it "x years old" or "x years' old"?

(9 Posts)
BecauseImWorthIt Tue 26-Aug-08 10:16:57

I think it's the latter, but seeing it written down it looks all wrong!

fluffyanimal Tue 26-Aug-08 10:17:48

No apostrophe.

tortoiseshell Tue 26-Aug-08 10:17:49

I would say x years old.

SqueakyPop Tue 26-Aug-08 10:17:53

I think the former.

edam Tue 26-Aug-08 10:17:54

the former - it's not possessive.

tortoiseshell Tue 26-Aug-08 10:18:15

The x years doesn't own the old.

theincider Tue 26-Aug-08 10:18:25

no apostrophe as it's a plural ie the number of years.

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 26-Aug-08 10:21:57

I think I was getting mixed up with "years of age", and "days' worth"

Thought it looked wrong!

Thank you all. I hate getting abbreviation wrong!

McDreamy Tue 26-Aug-08 10:24:11


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