How to say “age”

We most often talk about people’s ages with be + number
He is thirty. (NOT He has thirty.)

Also, be + number + years old (more formal: … of age).
He is thirty years old / of age.
(NOT … thirty years.)

We ask How old are you?, not normally What is your age?

Note the structure be + … age (without a preposition).

  • When I was your age I was working. (NOT When I was¬†at your age … )
  • The two boys are the same age.
  • She’s the same age as me.

In other structures, at is common before age.
He could read at the age of three.
(NOT … in the age … )
At your age, I already had a job.


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