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    #1

    Smile More 5 years than/ 5 years more than.

    Hello everyone,

    which one is more natural?

    Females are more 5 years old than males in this hall.

    Females are 5 years old more than males in this hall.
    Last edited by saloom2; 26-Feb-2013 at 15:28. Reason: TYPO
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: More 5 years than/ 5 years more than.

    I'm sorry, but neither of these makes sense.
    Do you mean "The females in this hall are five years older than the males"? (For example, the girls are all 12 but the boys are all 7?)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: More 5 years than/ 5 years more than.

    Sorry for the typo.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: More 5 years than/ 5 years more than.

    I'm sorry, but I still don't understand.

    What are you trying to say?
    There are more 5-year-old girls than 5-year-old boys in this hall?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: More 5 years than/ 5 years more than.

    YES!
    What I really want to know is more should be before 5-year-old girls or after ?
    And if I say "Women in this class are 5 years older than men", Older should be before and after?
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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