Don't bother

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Don't bother

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi everybody! Can I say the following two sentences to mean that "Age doesn't matter in love"?

1. Age don't bother couples when it comes to love.
2. Age is no biggie when it comes to love.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:27 pm

#1 should be "doesn't," not "don't." Otherwise both are OK, but do you mean a difference in ages? Or that people very old or young can fall in love?
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:29 pm

Context almost always helps with statements of this kind, since — as Bonnie has pointed out — they are capable of being understood in more than one way.

I would add that the sentences do not occupy the same register of formality.

Specifically, 1) is moderately informal, while 2) is very informal.

In Britain, 2) would probably be understood by most people, but it's pretty much an Americanism.
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Re: Don't bother

Post by tony h » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:02 pm

When I read them they transported me back to the 70s hippies. They could be straight out of Austin Powers , only improved by appending "man" or "babe" to fix them in the era.
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Re: Don't bother

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:35 am

BonnieL : Thanks very much for your help. I mean "a difference in ages of couples". Erik and tony h : Thanks a lot for your input.

StevenLoan
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