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Is there a preference of any sort? As in
“John Smith, aged 45, was awarded the city’s highest honor at a luncheon . . . ”
“John Smith, age 45, was awarded the city’s highest honor at a luncheon . . .”
"Aged" references the verb, which in this case is action of advancing 45 years. While it may sound absurd, consider the description of a wine (or even a person, I suppose) as it has "aged well". It is in regards of how one grew old (which is why it is followed by an adverb so often--ex. well, gracefully, poorily, beautifully, quickly, etc.).
To attribute age amongst someone's characteristics, "age #" works best. Age can be defined as "how long something has existed." This is what you (and John Smith!) may want.
November 23, 2003, 4:02am
Either is acceptable; you'll find that 'aged' is more popular in the UK. 'Age' implies, "this person is age____," while 'aged' implies "this person has lived _____years." Basically the same thing. I prefer 'aged' because I'm pretentious like that. Go with your gut. I mean, who gives a rat's, right? Same ish.
December 6, 2012, 9:52am
We wouldn't say, "that house is color green", so why would we say "that boy is age 10"? Aged is correct.
August 6, 2010, 2:23pm
Newspaper style tends to be the figure on its own. John Smith, 45, says exactly the same, and saves several characters
January 12, 2004, 7:34pm
To me, the second choice sounds more fluid and correct. I've got nothing to back it up though, mere opinion.
November 10, 2003, 12:28am
Newspapers are in the business of saving paper and selling news. They use a level of correctness acceptable to their readers.
April 11, 2004, 2:35am
Which is correct? aged 45 years or over OR aged 45 years or more
November 23, 2015, 1:58pm
it may just be me...but i think the first one is correct...hey...don't blame me for being picky...ur asked....(^o^)/
November 6, 2003, 12:41pm
One of these areas included young adults and middle aged adults.
Angelica Diaz Martinez
May 25, 2016, 8:45pm
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