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    At the age of XX (years old)

    a. John retired at the age of 56.
    b. John retired at the age of 56 years.
    c. John retired at the age of 56 years old.
    Are the three sentences above all correct? Which is more commonly used? Do you think the "years old" here is redundant?

    e. Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between the ages of 18 and 25.
    f. Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 years.
    g. Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
    Are the three sentences above all correct? Which is more commonly used? Do you think the "years old" here is redundant?
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    Re: At the age of XX (years old)

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    a. John retired at the age of 56.
    b. John retired at the age of 56 years.
    c. John retired at the age of 56 years old.
    Are the three sentences above all correct? Which is more commonly used? Do you think the "years old" here is redundant?
    Yes, "years old" is redundant in b and c. If you want to use "years old", don't use "the age of". Say "John retired at 56 years old". However, note that you can also say "John retired at 56". It is understood that you are talking about his age.

    e. Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between the ages of 18 and 25.
    f. Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 years.
    g. Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
    Are the three sentences above all correct? Which is more commonly used? Do you think the "years old" here is redundant?
    Same answer as above.
    See above in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: At the age of XX (years old)

    How about the following?

    John retired at 56 of age.
    John retired at 56 years of age.
    John retired at 56 years old of age.

    Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between 18 and 25 of age.
    Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between 18 and 25 years of age.
    Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between 18 and 25 years old of age.
    Is this case, should I add an "s" after the age or add a "the" before the age?
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    Re: At the age of XX (years old)

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    How about the following?

    John retired at 56 of age.

    John retired at 56 years of age.
    (though 'years of age' is redundant.)
    John retired at 56 years old of age.


    Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between 18 and 25 of age.
    Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between 18 and 25 years of age.
    (As above.)
    Military conscription is required of all Israeli citizens between 18 and 25 years old of age.


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