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    Default graying and stooped men

    Hi,

    Is it not necessary to add hair for graying in this context? hair-graying?

    The graying and stooped men, wearing blue baseball caps, red T-shirts and garlands of red, white and blue flowers, surged forward, accompanied by members of Congress the same lawmakers who, hours earlier, had triggered a government shutdown by failing to pass a budget resolution.
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    No. When you say someone is "graying" it means their hair is turning gray. It is correct as it stands.
    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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    In BE spelling, it would be 'grey/greying'.

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