Collocations are natural expressions of a language. As such, they are essential when learning a foreign language. Here are 10 typical and useful collocations with “age” you may need in your everyday conversations in English.
Meaning: for a long time
Ex: It took us ages to get out of the traffic!
Look your age
Meaning: appear as old as you really are.
Ex: You don’t look your age with that youthful hairstyle!
Act your age
Meaning: behave in accordance with your age.
Ex: Don’t be so childish. Act your age!
Ex: Grey hair is a sign of old age.
In some countries, children are getting married at a very young age.
Meaning: modern times.
Ex: We are facing the challenges of the modern age.
Meaning: being very young.
Ex: Novak Djokovic started playing tennis at an early age.
Meaning: people in their 40s or 50s.
Ex: This website is run by a middle-aged woman.
Meaning: be old enough to work.
Ex: In order to get a job, you must be of working age.
Meaning: the level of reading ability compared to a reading ability of a child of a particular age.
Ex: Mary is learning Spanish. She has a reading age of 8.
Meaning: not existing for a long time.
Ex: Watching the film got him back to the bygone age of war and suffering.
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