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    #1

    he wasn't even of that age/he wasn't even that age.

    If somebody dies very unexpectedly at a very young age, someone who is healthy, active and he is not even suffering from any disease and all of a sudden he dies, and it is hard to believe for everyone that he is dead.

    (Note:- He doesn't die in an accident or as a result of any unnatural event. The cause of his dead was natural.)

    I saw John this morning he was jogging in the park, and now he is dead, he wasn't even of that age.

    I saw John this morning he was jogging in the park, and now he is dead, he wasn't even that age.


    By "he wasn't even of that age/he wasn't even that age." I mean healthy and normal people don't die naturally at this age.

    Are these phrases "he wasn't even of that age/he wasn't even that age" acceptable?

    Are they grammatically correct?

    Are they natural?

    Is there anything else you can say that is more natural?Regards
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    #2

    Re: he wasn't even of that age/he wasn't even that age.

    No, they are not natural at all. They don't make sense.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: he wasn't even of that age/he wasn't even that age.

    I just saw John this morning. He was jogging in the park. He looked perfectly fit. I can't think of a natural way to comment that a sudden death is unusual for a person of a given age.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: he wasn't even of that age/he wasn't even that age.

    I saw John this morning. He was jogging in the park. Now he's dead! It's such a surprise. He wasn't even that old!

    "He wasn't even of that age!" is not natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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