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Atatürk
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:28:10 PM

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The ageing population is growing in my country.

Is that correct English?
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:57:08 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
The ageing population is growing in my country.

Is that correct English?


Not quite, although most people would understand what you mean. You should say it is the number that is increasing, not the elderly population as a group.
palapaguy
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:30:32 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Atatürk wrote:
The ageing population is growing in my country.

Is that correct English?


Not quite, although most people would understand what you mean. You should say it is the number that is increasing, not the elderly population as a group.


Agree. I suggest it would be better, in this sentence, to say "elderly" rather than "aging." Everyone is "aging," but I think you are referring to only some of them - the aged or the elderly.

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