when < past > 18 [age]

guzhi

Senior Member
Thailand
Hello,

I'd like to find a better way to say:'he started working for that company when he was 18 or may be 19."
Does this one sound OK?- 'he started working for that company when past 18.'

Thanks!
 
  • mrbilal87

    Senior Member
    English (NAmE)
    Hi,

    I don't think so. The sentence you're asking about would only denote that he was 19 or older. It wouldn't imply that he may have been 18 when he joined the company.

    I would say:
    He was about 18 or 19 when he started working for that company.

    Cheers!
     
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