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    #1

    Is it possible to say..?

    Hi,

    1. a 21-year -old man

    2. a man of 21 [ years old]

    Is the second sentence correct? If not, is there another formula I can possibly replace it with?



    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: Is it possible to say..?

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    A 21-year-old man
    A man of 21
    A man aged 21
    A man 21 years of age
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    #3

    Smile Re: Is it possible to say..?

    Hi, Teia,
    I think the second pattern is mostly used when the exact age is not known:
    ...a woman of 40
    ...a man of about 30
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    #4

    Re: Is it possible to say..?

    Thank you very much both Mister Micawber and Humble.



    Regards,

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