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modifying 'aging' with 'people in general' Options
onsen
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:57:09 PM
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Hello,

A saying:
Aging begins with the legs.

I would like to modify 'aging' with 'people in general'.
I looked up the dictionary and found. (from Language Activator)

people in general
people
everyone/everybody
folks
the human race
mankind/humankind
man
humanity
the public
society
folk
social

I tried as follows.
people's aging, aging of people, aging of the human race, aging of mankind/humankind, man’s aging

Of the phrases above, which ones are appropriate?

Thank you
whatson
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:19:29 PM
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All above examples are appropriate - they mean deterioration.

However, alcoholic beverages improve with aging.



I am a lay-about.
nebra
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:44:16 PM

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I would say "human aging," or to put it more idiomatically, "In humans, aging begins... "

My replies to grammar questions are based on American English (AE), of which I'm a native speaker.
NKM
Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:52:55 AM

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Why would you want to change it? It's presented as an adage or proverb, and as such its brevity makes it memorable.



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