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    If we want to express someone dresses (right verb?) in a way that reflects his/her age, do we say:

    He dresses his age? Or he dresses like his age?

    thanks

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    Re: He dresses...

    Quote Originally Posted by NearThere View Post
    If we want to express (state, mention, reveal, say)how someone dresses (right verb?) in a way that reflects his/her age, do we say:

    He dresses his age? Or he dresses like his age?

    thanks
    He dresses for his age - better.
    Your second suggestion would be unusual unless 'age' refers to an era - say he was regarded as one who reflects the twenties and dressed accordingly.

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    Re: He dresses...

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    If we want to express someone dresses (right verb?) in a way that reflects his/her age, do we say:

    He dresses his age? Or he dresses like his age?

    thanks
    In AmE you will hear "He/she dresses his/her age".

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    Re: He dresses...

    Thanks apex and bill. I appreciate your reply.

    Both "He dresses for his age" and "He dresses his age" are good. Is there any difference in implication (if any) between the two? Or is it simply a British/American English difference? Thanks.

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    Re: He dresses...

    Quote Originally Posted by NearThere View Post
    Thanks apex and bill. I appreciate your reply.

    Both "He dresses for his age" and "He dresses his age" are good. Is there any difference in implication (if any) between the two? Or is it simply a British/American English difference? Thanks.
    They both mean the same. I'd probably use "He dresses his age" (BrE speaker)

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