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    hundreds?

    Hello everyone,
    If is's not too much trouble could you help me, please?

    When we are talking about someone's age if they between 30 and 40 years old we say " He is in his thirties", but is someone is 102 years old how do we say it?

    He is in his hundreds?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: hundreds?

    There's no need for a phrase for it. The others are based on the first word of their age and refers to a decade. The problem with saying "in his hundreds" is that it doesn't narrow it down to a decade. It could lead to someone thinking that the person could be 120, 260, 490 - those all start with a multiple of a hundred.

    When someone is aged between 1 and 10, we don't say they're "in their" anything, the same applies when they're between 10 and 12, between 13 and 19 they're teenagers, then comes "in their twenties/thirties/forties/fifties/sixties/seventies/eighties/nineties".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hundreds?

    The word you're looking for is "centenarian."

    Have a look here for example sentences:
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...sh/centenarian


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    Re: hundreds?

    You can call the person a centenarian. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centenarian
    There are not many of such people around anyway.
    I am not a teacher.

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