... can do sth. (already) at the age of 5

Pepa123

Senior Member
Czech - the Czech Republic
Hi,

I´d like to learn whether I can use "already" in sentences like:

Some kids can (already) read at the of 5.

Would that be OK?

Thanks!
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    In that sentence it doesn't sound very natural. I'd expect just: Some kids can read at the age of five.

    But you could say: He's only five but he can read already.
     

    e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    At five or at the age of five is ok (as is already).

    Already suggests that most children cannot read by the time they are five. Is this why you want to use already, or do you have a different context?
     

    Pepa123

    Senior Member
    Czech - the Czech Republic
    At five or at the age of five is ok (as is already).

    Already suggests that most children cannot read by the time they are five. Is this why you want to use already, or do you have a different context?
    Yes, exactly this context. Thank you very much.
     
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