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    man in sixites

    Hello ^^
    I just want to know what do we call the man who is in sixties in other words if he is in seventies we call it >> septaygenarian
    so in sixties is ??
    thanks in advance ^^

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    Re: man in sixites

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldmoon View Post
    Hello ^^
    I just want to know what do we call the man who is in sixties in other words if he is in seventies we call it >> septaygenarian
    so in sixties is ??
    thanks in advance ^^
    Welcome to the forums, Coldmoon. It's "sexagenarian".

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    Re: man in sixites

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldmoon View Post
    Hello ^^
    I just want to know what do we call the man someone who is in their sixties. in other words If he is they are in their seventies we call it >> them a septaygenarian.
    so in sixties is ??
    Thanks in advance. ^^
    Please see my amendments above in red. When talking about an unspecific person, we use "they". If you only use "he", you are suggesting that we only use the word for a man in his sixties.

    The word you are looking for is "sexagenarian".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Dec-2012 at 20:01. Reason: typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: man in sixites

    thanks a lot for your kind reply. ^^
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Dec-2012 at 20:04.

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    #5

    Re: man in sixites

    I appreciate your correction :)
    Thanks a lot for your answer
    have a good time ^^

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    Re: man in sixites

    As bhai said, it's sexagenarian.

    I'm in my 70s; I'm a septuagenarian.

    Coldmoon, you don't need to send your thanks in separate posts. Just click on the Like button when you get a helpful reply.


    Rover

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    Re: man in sixites

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldmoon View Post
    Thanks a lot for your kind reply.
    Please go back and look at my amendments in post #2. On this forum, you need to follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
    - Don't use meaningless little symbols ( ^^ means nothing in English).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: man in sixites

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
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    The word you are looking for is "sexagenarian".
    - it's quite a formal word though. I've never used it - except maybe in jokes about my age. Most people say something like 'sixty-year-old' (note: NOT '-yearS-'), or 'people in their sixties' (note: NO reference to 'years)'.

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    Re: man in sixites

    I gave up using such words of myself when I passed sixty - at least a year ago.

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