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    #1

    only feel 35

    Can one say
    a. I am forty one but I only feel thirty five.
    b. I am forty one but I feel only thirty five.

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    #2

    Re: only feel 35

    Both are OK, or
    ...I feel like I am only thirty five.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: only feel 35

    They need hyphens: forty-one; thirty-five.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: only feel 35

    Just sounds better than only to me in the second.

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    #5

    Re: only feel 35

    For once, I disagree with Tdol. I would use "only" with ages.

    He's only twenty-six.
    She's fifty but she behaves as if she's only nineteen.
    Are you really only eleven?
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    #6

    Re: only feel 35

    I find both "just" and "only" acceptable. The meanings are very similar.

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    #7

    Re: only feel 35

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For once, I disagree with Tdol. I would use "only" with ages.

    He's only twenty-six.
    She's fifty but she behaves as if she's only nineteen.
    Are you really only eleven?
    I would in yours, but in the original I still would use just.

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