She got married at the age of 30


Can I omit the part of the sentence "the age of"?

She got married at 30

  • Have you googled that phrase? Can you find any other examples of "at nn" used for ages?
    – James K
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 15:22
  • @James K yes, I've googled it. i haven't found any of such examples
    – Max
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 15:29
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    @Max: You might do better searching Google Books, to avoid being misled by the vast amount of poor quality English (not just from non-native speakers! :) on the Internet at large. Here's a link to about 812 written instances of got married at 18. For comparison, there are 106 instances of ...at age 18, and 366 of ...at the age of 18. And for what it's worth, just two instances of the incredibly cumbersome at 18 years of age. Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 16:14
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    First result for "married at 30" huffingtonpost.com/evelyn-lauer/…
    – James K
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 19:55

2 Answers 2


Usually when a number, without other context, is associated with a person it is generally understood to be their age

My son is almost 8.
my son is almost 8 years old

He graduated when he was 18.
he graduated when he was 18 years old

She got married at 30.
she was 30 years old when she got married

He died at 26.
he died at 26 years of age


Yes it is perfectly valid as is:

She got married at 30 years of age

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