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    Does "Old age is sad." make sense? Or does one have to say "Being old is sad."?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Does "Old age is sad." make sense? Or does one have to say "Being old is sad."?

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    The two sentences have different meanings.

    Old age is sad means you don't expect happiness in that period.
    Being old is said means the speaker laments the passing of youth.

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    Default Re: Old age

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Does "Old age is sad." make sense? yes
    Or does one have to say "Being old is sad."? No, you don't have to say that. "Old age" means "Being old".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Does "Old age is sad." make sense? Or does one have to say "Being old is sad."?

    Thanks.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Jasmin.

    Sadly, General Charles de Gaulle was right when he said:


    "OLD AGE IS A SHIPWRECK."



    ***** Thank you *****

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Jasmin.

    Sadly, General Charles de Gaulle was right when he said:


    "OLD AGE IS A SHIPWRECK."



    ***** Thank you *****
    I'm sure that being advanced in age brings some benefits, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I'm sure that being advanced in age brings some benefits, too.
    Well, my bus pass does cost me only $14 a month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****



    "OLD AGE IS A SHIPWRECK."



    ***** Thank you *****
    Its treasures washed ashore.

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    Default Re: Old age

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    The two sentences have different meanings.

    Old age is sad means you don't expect happiness in that period.
    Being old is sad means the speaker laments the passing of youth.
    I think you could switch the definitions without contradiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Well, my bus pass does cost me only $14 a month!
    My bus pass is free!

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    My bus pass is free!

    Rover
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Rover.

    (1) That's great. As the Spanish put it so beautifully, we

    older persons are in our "third age." So it's nice that we

    are given some privileges.

    (2) On a more serious note:

    This is a language website, so I have to stay away from politics.

    But maybe I shall be allowed to report that some Americans feel that

    your beautiful country is a bit TOO generous to its residents.

    (4) I hear that my city will raise the "senior citizen" rate in about two

    years.

    ***** THANK YOU *****

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