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    #1

    He will live up to

    Hi,

    Which one is correct?

    He will live up to 50 or more years old.
    He will live to be 50 or more years old.

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    #2

    Re: He will live up to

    Neither.

    He will live to be 50 or older.

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    #3

    Re: He will live up to

    The problem with the original sentences is more that no one would say them than that they're wrong. They're just unnatural.

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    #4

    Re: He will live up to

    Would people say 'live to the age of at least XXX'?

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    #5

    Re: He will live up to

    It doesn't sound very natural to me.

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    #6

    Re: He will live up to

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Would people say 'live to the age of at least XXX'?
    I would use:

    "He will live to be at least XXX."

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    #7

    Re: He will live up to

    I would probably use "He will live to at least 50". "Years of age" is implied.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: He will live up to

    I'd prefer a different context for this question.

    Nobody can predict how long someone will live.

    'If he can keep fit, he'll still be playing cricket at 40.'

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