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    This child resembles me

    "He resembles me".

    "This child resembles me when I was two year old (I want to say he looks like my two year old version)".

    Please check. My second sentence is a disaster.

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    Re: This child resembles me

    This child resembles me when I was two years old.
    This child resembles me when I was a two-year-old.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This child resembles me

    And there's also the phrasal verb "take after" (http://www.wordreference.com/definition/take%20after%20sb): scroll down until entry #49.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 31-May-2016 at 09:41. Reason: Fixed link
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: This child resembles me

    "He takes after me when I was two years old". Please check.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jun-2016 at 12:17.

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    Re: This child resembles me

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "He takes after me when I was two years old". Please check.
    That's fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: This child resembles me

    "Takes after me" is fine in some cases, but "He takes after me when I was two years old" doesn't sound natural. Either he takes after you or he doesn't.

    I'd say "He looks like me when I was two" or "He looks like I did when I was two."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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