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    #1

    Your thirty years old

    Imagine you asked someone about their plans and wishes for the future. Would it be correct to say:


    What do you hope you'll have achieved by your thirty years old?
    rather than:

    What do you hope you'll have achieved by thirty?

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    #2

    Re: Your thirty years old

    No.

    What do you hope you'll have achieved by your thirtieth birthday?
    What do you hope you'll have achieved by the time you're thirty?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Your thirty years old

    Alternately you can drop the "you'll":

    What do you hope to have achieved by age thirty?
    What do you hope to achieve by age thirty?
    ***Note: The above two suggestions have a North American flavour. Thanks Rover KE.

    What do you hope to have achieved by the time you are thirty?
    What do you hope to achieve by the time you are thirty?
    What do you hope to have achieved by the time you are thirty years old?
    What do you hope to achieve by the time you are thirty years old?
    Last edited by BobGerr; 14-Jan-2017 at 12:54.

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    #4

    Re: Your thirty years old

    I liked Bob's suggestions, but feel that 'by age thirty' is a particularly North American expression.

    I don't think many BE speakers use it.

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