I'm 20 years old, and he is 22 years old. 'I'm 2 years younger than him' is a right sentence. What about 'I'm 20 years younger than him' meaning I'm 20 years old, but I am younger than him.

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    If someone is 22 and you are "20 years younger than him" you are 2 years old. That's a natural and grammatical phrase, but does not mean what you want it to mean.
    – Juhasz
    Sep 17, 2020 at 4:27
  • By the way, you shouldn't say "a right sentence" - use correct or valid or something instead. I can't think of many situations where we'd say "a right [something]", "a right answer" is the only one that comes to mind. "The right [something]" is fine, but that has a different meaning. Sep 17, 2020 at 12:16

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No you can't say that. But a comma could make a difference:

I'm 20 years old, younger than him.


You can just say I'm 20 and 2 years younger than him.

  • Any possibilities?
    – iloveyou
    Sep 17, 2020 at 2:24

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