Lesson 9 – Asking about someone’s age

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How old are you?

I am 20.

I am 20 years old.

How old are your parents?

My  mother is forty-five.

My father is fifty-nine.

How old is your sister?

My sister is nineteen = She is nineteen.

How old is your brother?

My  brother is thirty-seven.

He is thirty-seven.

WRONG!I am 20 years.

 

 

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

 

When asking direct questions about someone’s age or the age of a thing, we don’t normally use age. We say How old …?

How old are you?

Not: What is your age?

How old is your car?

Not: What age is your car?

We only use What age …? in more formal situations:

What age was the child when she first showed signs of the illness?

We use age as a noun to refer to how many years someone has lived:

 

 

 

1.How old are you

 

2. How old is your mother

 

3.How old is your father

 

4.I’m 20

 

5. He is two