Is it grammatically correct to say:

Year of built 1922

when talking about house or some other building?

I know i should probably use phrase:

Built in 1922

or just

Built 1922

but I wonder if that first phrase is correct or not?

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    You mean year of construction. – user66974 Aug 28 '15 at 10:37
  • Ok,i know i can use that too...but i would really like when someone could explain me if "Year of built " is correct or not,and why. – gigounon Aug 28 '15 at 10:39
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    Year of build, not built. ( built is a verb, not a noun) books.google.com/ngrams/…. The more common expression is "Year of construction". – user66974 Aug 28 '15 at 10:41
  • Agreed, @Josh61. 'Build' can be used as a noun, as in 'It's a new build'. – David Garner Aug 28 '15 at 10:45
  • No ! ! ! ! ! ! ! – Blessed Geek Aug 28 '15 at 11:21

Year of built 1922

No, that is incorrect because you cannot use 'of' before a verb (other than a gerund).


Year of build, 1922

Year of construction, 1922

Year built, 1922

  • "Year of build" is not really idiomatic, either; sure, I've seen "date of build" for software, but that's a very specific usage of "build" that would not apply to a building except, perhaps, in the construction industry itself. – outis nihil Aug 28 '15 at 12:50
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    'year of build' is the usual term in shipping. --- books.google.co.uk/… --- I'll see if I can find examples for land-based structures. – chasly from UK Aug 28 '15 at 12:56
  • But, again, that's an industry usage and not a general usage, wouldn't you agree? – outis nihil Aug 28 '15 at 13:00
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    Well we don't know that gigounon isn't in the building industry! Actually I have searched and only found a couple of references to 'year of build' that apply to housing. This is compared with hundreds that refer to shipping. I think I have to agree with you. – chasly from UK Aug 28 '15 at 13:05

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