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whl626

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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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whl626 said:
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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Casiopea said:
whl626 said:
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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whl626 said:
Casiopea said:
whl626 said:
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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