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    Default aged/is aged

    If you want to mention the age of a person, we say "Mary is a young girl aged 13", i.e. "aged" appears right after the person without "be--is". It seems that many online examples use "aged" in this way too. I seldom see examples like "he is a boy who IS aged 14". I wonder:

    1) is it ungrammatical to put "is" right before "aged" even it is an adjective telling sb's age?

    2) if it is not incorrect, then is "be+aged" uncommon among native speakers?

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    Default Re: aged/is aged

    he is a boy who IS aged 14
    This is just about OK, but it is shorter and neater without the additional words you have added- aged can function as an adjective.

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