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    #1

    "...as old as..." or "...as young as..."

    I am learning English as a foreign language.Sometimes I come over a problem that I myself can not decide what is right English.Thank for any help.

    I have to join the following sentences using "as...as".

    A is 16 years old. B is also 16 years old.

    Answer 1: A is as young as B.
    Answer 2: A is as old as B.

    Which of them is correct ?

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    #2

    Re: "...as old as..." or "...as young as..."

    Is it a trick question?

    My guess, "years old", so "as old as"?

    But "young" also works. Consider:

    A is 4' tall and B is also 4' tall.
    A is as tall as B; A is as short as B.

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    #3

    Re: "...as old as..." or "...as young as..."

    Thank you,Casiopia.

    Do you mind doing me a favour when I have problem ?

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    Re: "...as old as..." or "...as young as..."

    That's what we're here for.

    See you next time.

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