Hello.... above the age of 60 / 60 and above over the age of 60 / 60 and over In the grammar book, Practical English Usage written by Michael Swan, He says "over" is usually used for age, and speed etc... Is it true?.... Since I can find a lot of "above the age of 60"s in daily newspapers, I am not sure there is a preference for the usage of over and age. Or, I guess there is a structure preference for the expression. "over the age of 60" is more frequently used than "above the age of 60". And, "60 and above" is more frequently used than "60 and over". As I said, the above two sentences are purely based on my guess. What do you think?