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    young man ?

    In spite of his aged appearance, his movements were as spirited as a young man.

    Young man is wrong and it should be replaced with ' youngster ' , right ?

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    Re: young man ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    In spite of his aged appearance, his movements were as spirited as a young man.

    Young man is wrong and it should be replaced with ' youngster ' , right ?
    What about?

    His movements were as spirited as (that of) a young man's (movements).

    All the best, :D

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    Re: young man ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    In spite of his aged appearance, his movements were as spirited as a young man.

    Young man is wrong and it should be replaced with ' youngster ' , right ?
    What about?

    His movements were as spirited as (that of) a young man's (movements).

    All the best, :D
    Aiya, I should have spotted it :P We can't compare a movement with a person. That's illogical :P But since the question only requires that we change the underlined word or phrase. I think

    ( His movements were as spirited as a young man's ) is fine, right ?

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    Re: young man ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    In spite of his aged appearance, his movements were as spirited as a young man.

    Young man is wrong and it should be replaced with ' youngster ' , right ?
    What about?

    His movements were as spirited as (that of) a young man's (movements).

    All the best, :D
    Aiya, I should have spotted it :P We can't compare a movement with a person. That's illogical :P But since the question only requires that we change the underlined word or phrase. I think

    ( His movements were as spirited as a young man's ) is fine, right ?
    That's correct. :D

    Note that, the symbols (...) mean, optional.

    All the best, :D

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