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Is it possible to write: "He behaves like the average of year old Europeans." or do I have to write "He behaves like the average year old European." ?

Thanks in advance!
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CC 2Is it possible to write: "He behaves like the average of year old Europeans." or do I have to write "He behaves like the average year old European." ?

Thanks in advance!

You have to write 'the average eight [or whatever number] year old'.

He behaves like an average eight year old European.

The above is grammatically correct but a bit of an odd description to make, tbh.
Thanks,

but may I leave the age out, if it's a one year old? For example instead of writing "...like a one year old..." may I write "...like a year old..." ?
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No, because you have already used the indefinite article:

He is a year old. (correct)

He behaves like a child. (correct)

He behaves like a a year old. (incorrect)

He behaves like a one year old. (correct)
Thank you very much!