Collocations with ‘Age’

Collocations are natural expressions and as such they are essential when learning a language.

Here are some typical collocations with the word ‘age’:

For ages – for a long time

Ex: It took us ages to get out of the traffic!

Look (one’s) age – appear as old as you are.

Ex: You don’t look your age with that youthful hairstyle!

Act (one’s) age – behave in accordance with your age.

Ex: Don’t be so childish. Act your age!

Young/old age

Ex: Grey hair is a sign of old age.

Modern age

Ex: The challenges of the modern age.

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