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    Compared to other boys (at/of) his age, Jimmy's stature is quite tall.


    "Compared to other boys his age, Jimmy's stature is quite tall."


    Is this sentence correct? Is there any preposition missing before “his age”? Can I say it as such? “Compared to other boys AT/OF his age, Jimmy's stature is quite tall.”

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    Re: Compared to other boys (at/of) his age, Jimmy's stature is quite tall.

    You can use 'of' but it is optional.

    I wouldn't use 'stature'. I would just say, 'Jimmy is quite tall'.
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    Re: Compared to other boys (at/of) his age, Jimmy's stature is quite tall.

    You could use "of his age". But a preposition is not necessary there.
    I would say, "Compared to other boys his age, Jimmy is quite tall." It's not his stature or his height that's tall; it's Jimmy.

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