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    #1

    Gauged her to be about forty

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

    1. I looked at the woman and gauged her to be about forty.

    2. I watched the man and guessed him to be thirty.
    Last edited by Bassim; 01-Jan-2017 at 18:38.

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    #2

    Re: Gauged her to be about forty

    There's a word missing from #1.
    Also, there should be no question mark at the end of the opening sentence. A sentence starting with "I am wondering if ..." is not a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Gauged her to be about forty

    They're fine, now.
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    #4

    Re: Gauged her to be about forty

    Though I would still include "about" - if you're guessing, then "about 30" is more natural to me than "30."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Gauged her to be about forty

    Try:

    I looked at the woman and guessed that she was about thirty.

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