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    "You are getting old" and "you are becoming old".

    "You are getting old" and "you are becoming old". Either is correct, right?

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    Re: "You are getting old" and "you are becoming old".

    They are both correct. Neither is very tactful.

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    Re: "You are getting old" and "you are becoming old".

    I find the first one more natural. The second one sounds rather artificial to me.

    I often hear (and use) it in a joking manner, or as a default excuse for not seeing/hearing something obvious, even if age likely isn't a factor (i.e. saying it to somebody in their 20's or 30's).
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    Re: "You are getting old" and "you are becoming old".

    What is the best way of saying it. Especially what can old be replaced old with?

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    Re: "You are getting old" and "you are becoming old".

    You can replace old with older.
    I am not a teacher.

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