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I have made up the sentences below.

(1a) Jack was good-looking when he was young.

(1b) Jack was good-looking when young.

Is (1b) correct? Thanks.

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(1a) Jack was good-looking when he was young.

(1b) Jack was good-looking when young.

Yes, (1b) is fine. It's an example of ellipsis of the subject pronoun "he" and the auxiliary verb "was".

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    Thank you very much for your help.
    – ansonman
    Mar 4 at 0:39

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