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    Dear teachers,

    She is of ________.
    a. the same age as my mother's
    b. the same age as my mother

    The key is "b". Could you please explain why?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Hi jiang

    The best way I can try to explain the different usage is:

    She is [of] the same age as my mother's friend.
    She is [of] the same age as my mother [is].

    Hope this helps
    NT

    PS I would personally miss out the "of"

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    Hi Neillythere,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. I thought "mother's" means "mother's age". Now I know where I am wrong.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi jiang

    The best way I can try to explain the different usage is:

    She is [of] the same age as my mother's friend.
    She is [of] the same age as my mother [is].

    Hope this helps
    NT

    PS I would personally miss out the "of"

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