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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    learning a new language has less to do with

    Hello

    Is this sentence correct?

    Learning a new language has less to do with age than with diligence.

    I want to suggest that diligence is more important than age in learning a new language.

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    #2

    Re: learning a new language has less to do with

    It's fine.
    I am not a teacher.

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: learning a new language has less to do with

    As someone who has had to try to learn a few languages in middle age, I would say that age is a factor. In Laos, I mastered the writing system, but simply going through a few Asian countries and having to learn completely different numbers, for instance, does place a burden on an aging brain with less memory. I reached native speaker level in a European language in my twenties. I still remember Khmer better, my forties, than Tagalog, my fifties. Diligence does not replace the consequences of age.

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