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Why add the S?

Why do people say that their child is one years old or happy new years? Why add the S? If you are one year then how does the s make sense? And 2011 is one year so why say years? lol just curious cause it bugs me

 
Steph319

Asked by Steph319 at 7:16 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • The phrase "one years" is just incorrect, but people don't pay a lot of attention to grammar. The term "New Year's" is actually possessive as in New Year's Eve, which is when most people really celebrate. It all goes back to people not retaining all of those grammatical rules that they spent at least ten years learning. And my kids wonder why they have to do the same thing year after year.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:20 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I don't know about the one year old part. But, I think "New Year's" is supposed to be a possession of sorts like New Year's Eve or New Year's day. That's like people saying Wal Marts..grrrrrrr
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 7:37 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • because people have bad grammar.
    janeosborne

    Answer by janeosborne at 10:36 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • People who are uneducated!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

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