Posted by: helpforyourenglish | July 16, 2011

In her thirties

When we talk about age, we can be exact (she is 34), we can be approximate (she is about 34), or we can give a range (she is in her thirties).

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You are “in your teens” means you are between 13 and 19 years old (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)

He is “in his twenties” means he is between 20 and 29 years old (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)

She is “in her thirties” means she is between 30 and 39 years old (30, 31, 32, 33, 43, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39)

I am “in my forties” means I am between 40 and 49 years old (40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49)

They are “in their fifties” means they are between 50 and 59 years old (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59)

We are “in our sixties” means we are between 60 and 69 years old (60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69)

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In + my/your/her/his/their/our + teens/twenties/thirties/forties/fifties/sixties/  ……………………………………………………………….  seventies /eighties/ nineties

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Examples

1. How old is Sally?

I’m not sure but I think she’s in her thirties. [She is between 30 and 39 years old]

2. How old is Tom?

I don’t know exactly but I know he’s in his twenties. [He’s between 20-29 years old]

3. Has Peter retired from work?

No. He’s only in his fifties. [He is between 50-59]

4. Mr and Mrs Rogers look old!

Well, they ARE old. They are in their nineties! [They are between 90-99]

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We’re in our teens 

I’m in my twenties

She’s in her thirties

He’s in his forties

You’re in your fifties

They’re in their sixties

Peter is still in his twenties

The Rolling Stones are in their seventies and they still play live concerts! 

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Responses

  1. Very helpful as usual. Thanks!

  2. Just what I needed. Thanks a lot!

  3. I’m in my teens.good.


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