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    Grown older

    I am wondering if the phrase "grown older than her years" is a correct English. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. She seemed to have grown older than her years, her brown hair streaked with grey, her face lined with wrinkles
    2. She seemed to have grown older than her husband.

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    Re: Grown older

    1 is OK. For 2 I'd use the (one-syllable) verb aged (as distinct from the two-syllable adjective aged): She seemed to have aged more than....

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