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    Default looks young

    Harry is 60 but looks 50. Tom is 50 but looks 45.

    Which of the following can be used in this case:

    1-Harry looks younger than Tom.
    (This one is correct but I don't think it can be used in this context. Harry does look older than Tom.)
    2-Harry and Tom both look young for their age, but Harry more so than Tom.

    3-Tom looks young for his age, but Harry more so.

    4-Harry looks young for his age more than Tom does.

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    Default Re: looks young

    All correct, but in 4 I prefer "more so" or moreso to the simple more.

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    Default Re: looks young

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Harry is 60 but looks 50. Tom is 50 but looks 45.

    Which of the following can be used in this case:

    1-Harry looks younger than Tom.
    (This one is correct but I don't think it can be used in this context. Harry does look older than Tom.)
    2-Harry and Tom both look young for their age, but Harry more so than Tom.

    3-Tom looks young for his age, but Harry more so.

    4-Harry looks young for his age more than Tom does.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    #1 is grammatical but not accurate.

    I like #2 the best.

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