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    Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    Isn't it awkward to say:

    Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age . ( I would say "young at heart". What do you think?)

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    I'd say 'young at heart', too.

    'Young at age' is wrong.

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say 'young at heart', too.

    'Young at age' is wrong.
    Are there any other expressions to say 'He looks younger than his age'?

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    He looks/is young for his age.

    Theres a fashion for describing people who are young for their age like this: 'S/he's 85 years young'. (This is quite colloquial.)

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'S/he's 85 years young'. (This is quite colloquial.)
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    ...and it irritates the hell out of me.

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

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    ...and it irritates the hell out of me.
    Yes, it's quite silly.

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    Quite. I spent about 5 minutes wondering whether to say more than 'quite colloquial'; I was (unusually) trying to keep my own distaste out of it.

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Are there any other expressions to say 'He looks younger than his age'?
    Is it correct to say "he looks rejuvenated"?

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    Re: Although my fatherís in his seventies he is still very young at age

    Only if an event has caused it; even then it's an odd word - something you'd use because you couldn't think of a more apt word: 'Ever since he met her he seems... rejuvenated.' (Normally you'd say something like '... he seems much younger/he seems like a man half his age...'

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