Meaning of YEAR in English

YEAR

noun

1

BAD : I've been playing the piano since I was seven years.

GOOD : I've been playing the piano since I was seven.

GOOD : I've been playing the piano since I was seven years old.

GOOD : I've been playing the piano since I was seven years of age.

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When stating someone's age, use just a number on its own OR a number + years old/years of age (NOT years ): 'I'm almost eighteen.' 'My sister is fifteen years old.'

2

BAD : Robert was a little boy of ten years.

GOOD : Robert was a little boy of ten.

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a boy/girl/son etc + of + number (WITHOUT years ): 'a child of six', 'a man of fifty'

3

See AGE 2 (↑ age ), 6, 7

4

See OLD 1 (↑ old ), 2

5

See RECENT (↑ recent )

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