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The Following Sentence Contains Four Parts, Marked A, B, C, and D. One of These Parts is Incorrect. They Cannot Go Camping Right Now Because They Are Taking Care of a Three-weeks-old Baby. - English Language

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MCQ

The following sentence contains four parts, marked a, b, c, and d. One of these parts is incorrect. Indicate the letter of the incorrect part.
They cannot go camping right now because they are taking care of a three-weeks-old baby.

Options

  • They cannot go camping right now

  • because

  • they are taking care of

  • a three-weeks-old baby

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Solution

When age precedes a noun then it is hyphened and the number of age remains singular. Example: '12 years old' but 'Twelve-year-old.'
Hence, 'a three-weeks-old baby' is the correct option.

Concept: Incorrect/Correct Sentences (Entrance Exams)
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