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    #1

    ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    Floods in Malaysia caused by heavy rain worsened yesterday, with a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    The above sentence is taken from a local newspaper.

    Is the word in bold correctly used?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Floods in Malaysia caused by heavy rain worsened yesterday, with a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    The above sentence is taken from a local newspaper.

    Is the word in bold correctly used?

    Thanks.
    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    However, I dare say "teenaged" is not.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    However, I dare say "teenaged" is not.
    teenage - definition of teenage by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    #5

    Re: ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    However, I dare say "teenaged" is not.
    It is, but I prefer teenage.

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    #6

    Re: ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It is, but I prefer teenage.
    . Duly noted.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: ... a teenaged boy boy reportedly dead.

    I prefer "teenage". I would certainly prefer it if the word "boy" only appeared once!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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