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    wang.cupid is offline Junior Member
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    Several questions concerning age

    I know there are a host of ways to express people's age. for instance, the man aged 40, and etc. My question is, are the following expressions correct? I need to interchange them in my essay. thanks.

    men aged 40-50
    men at the age of 40-50
    the 40-50-year-olds
    those over 50s
    those in the group over 50


    Are there any other ways to express the same idea?

    By the way, do I need of in the following sentence.

    50% of students should do.........................

    In this sentence, is or are is correct?
    Half of them is/are doing .................

    Many thanks.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Several questions concerning age

    men at the age of 40-50
    those over 50s- this could be right, but you might mean over 50
    Also:

    Men in their forties

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: Several questions concerning age

    '...50% of students...' is correct.

    'Half of them are doing....'

    Rover

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