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    #11

    Re: the two are same aged

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It was because I didn't know any other way except this.

    When my son was born, we bought this new car
    That would make sense if you were talking about a car that was new now. But you're not. That's why I changed the sentence to "When my son was born we bought this car new"(not used). The car was new when you bought it (the same year your son was born). It isn't new now.

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    #12

    Re: the two are same aged

    Similarly, if you had bought the car when it was two or three years old you might say

    We bought the car used.
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    #13

    Re: the two are same aged

    The problem of the word order could be solved by using "a" instead of "this".

    When my son was born, I bought a new car.
    When my son was born, I bought a used car.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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