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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #1

    when I became fifteen years old

    Hello.

    1. I got it on my fifteenth birthday.
    2. I got it when I became fifteen years old.

    I know #1 is correct.
    Does #2 sound OK? (The intended meaning is #1.)

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: when I became fifteen years old

    It's not colloquial.

    You could say 'I got it when I turned 15'.

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    #3

    Re: when I became fifteen years old

    They are both fine with me.

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