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    #1

    lower age

    Which are correct:

    1-When people ask him his age, he gives a lower age than his real age.


    2-When people ask him his age, he lowers it.

    3-When people ask him his age, he lies and says he is younger than he is.



    They are all supposed to mean the same thing.
    For example, Although he is forty, when people ask him how old he is, he claims to be thirty.

    Gratefully,
    A youthful Navi.

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    #2

    Re: lower age

    #1 is possible; #2 isn't. #3 is the most natural.

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    #3

    Re: lower age

    He could be said to knock ten years off his real age.

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