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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    "About forty years old" instead of "about forty"

    Hello.

    This is my sentence.
    "He is about forty years old." Isn't "years old" unnecessary and wrong?

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: "About forty years old" instead of "about forty"

    It's not wrong. Whether it's necessary or not depends on context.
    Not a professional teacher

  3. Moderator
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    #3

    Re: "About forty years old" instead of "about forty"

    It's fine either way.
    I am not a teacher.

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