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    people who are/have the same age as her.

    "People who are/have the same age as her." Are both correct ?

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    #2

    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    "People who are/have the same age as her." Are both correct ?
    1. This is not a sentence. This is a noun phrase. No capitalized letter, no period.
    2. people who are the same age as her's (age)
    3. people who have the same age as her
    4. people who have the same age as she (has)

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    #3

    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    people who are the same age as her's
    is wrong and ungrammatical.

    I'd say '...people who are the same age as her' or '...people of her age'.

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    #4

    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    her's reads hers

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    #5

    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    people who are the same [age] as [her age]
    people who are the same [age] as [hers]

    What is the problem here?

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    #6

    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    3. people who have the same age as her
    4. people who have the same age as she (has)
    We don't normally 'have' an age.

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    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    Quote Originally Posted by Randombubbles View Post
    people who are the same [age] as [her age]
    people who are the same [age] as [hers]

    What is the problem here?
    anybody?

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    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    We don't normally 'have' an age.
    Why not ?
    For example : one can "have knowledge", "have faith". Why not have a certain age ?

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    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Why not ?
    For example : one can "have knowledge", "have faith". Why not have a certain age ?
    It's just not natural English.

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    #10

    Re: people who are/have the same age as her.

    Simply because we don't say it that way in English.

    You can be "of" a certain age or simply "be" a certain age, but we don't "have" an age.
    Upon achieving the age of 21, she...
    Once she was 21, she....
    Not: Once she had 21, she... and not: Once she had 21 years, she...


    This seems hard for some English learners because in at least some other languages, one "has" a certain number of years.
    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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