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    I am 43 years old vs. I have 43 years

    Hi,

    I would like to know if both of the above phrases are correct.

    Thank you for helping me,

    Mia

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    Re: I am 43 years old vs. I have 43 years

    No. If you are referring to your age, you would simply say "I am 43 years old."


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    Re: I am 43 years old vs. I have 43 years

    Yes, I am referring to my age. So the second option is absolutely wrong?

    Mia


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    Re: I am 43 years old vs. I have 43 years

    Please click one of the Quick Reply icons in the posts above to activate Quick Reply.no both are correct


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    Re: I am 43 years old vs. I have 43 years

    Quote Originally Posted by MiaL
    Yes, I am referring to my age. So the second option is absolutely wrong?
    Mia
    no, it doesn`t matter in any way you are correct
    just it depen in the way formal or informal

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    Re: I am 43 years old vs. I have 43 years

    Quote Originally Posted by krton
    no, it doesn`t matter in any way you are correct
    just it depen in the way formal or informal
    Perhaps it's different elsewhere, but in the US if you are revealing your age to someone, you would say "I am 43 years old." You would never say "I have 43 years." That response would get you nothing but a blank, uncomprehending look.

    The only instance where one would say "I have 43 years" would be to respond to a question similar to: "How long have you worked with welding tools?" "I have 43 years experience in the field."

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