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Dear all,

Please tell me which of the following sentences are correct. If incorrect, please correct them.

1) I recently saw a photo of you when you were eleven.

2) I recently saw a photo of you as a 11-year-old.

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1) I recently saw a photo of you when you were eleven.

2) I recently saw a photo of you as an 11-year-old.

I usually say and hear the #1 way.

Clive

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cat navy 4251) I recently saw a photo of you when you were eleven.

Good.

cat navy 4252) I recently saw a photo of you as a 11-year-old.

It would be "an 11-year-old".

It is usually writer's choice (or editor's) whether to use "11" or "eleven", but there are more considerations than one might hope when it comes to that, far too many to mention here. In fiction, numbers up to 100 are spelled out, sometimes more. In general writing, if you spell out the single-digit integers and use numerals for the rest, you won't go far wrong, except do not begin a sentence with a numeral.

Thanks a lot.
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