The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

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

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 10/25/2018
Posts: 1,534
Neurons: 6,050
Location: İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
The ageing population is growing in my country.

Is that correct English?

Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum!
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:57:08 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/19/2011
Posts: 11,679
Neurons: 58,539
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.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
palapaguy
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:30:32 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 10/28/2013
Posts: 1,658
Neurons: 13,295
Location: Calabasas, California, United States
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.

Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.