average build

< Previous | Next >

schuka

Member
Japanese
I wonder which one is commonly used in conversations.

I'm average build.
I'm of average build.
I have an average build.

Please give me advice.
Thanks.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    This is hardly something that would be likely to crop up in conversation very often. (It sounds like a police description of a missing person or a wanted criminal!) But if it did, I would expect most people to just say “I’m average build” – even though, personally, I’d prefer it with the “of” included. The other option is not idiomatic.
     

    GOAT117

    Senior Member
    Spanish / English
    The most commonly used in conversations that I've heard, is the example, "I'm of average build."
    I guess one could utilize such phrase when conversing with someone online whom they have not met.

    Or as lingoblingo suggested, perhaps to describe a criminal :thumbsup:
     

    andrewg927

    Senior Member
    English - American
    You certainly see this type of description on a dating site. The third one is wrong. The first one better with "built". The second is fine.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top