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Question at the age of

pls tell me ,which one is correct?and why?

1)by age of
2)at the age of
3)at age of
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By the age of and at the age of would both be correct, though with different meanings. Eg :

She was a millionaire by the age of 18 = before and at the age of 18.
She became a millionaire at the age of 18 = when she was 18.

It's the same difference as eg :
You must do it by Tuesday ( = you can do it on Monday if you want, or on Tuesday, but not Wednesday)
You must do it on Tuesday (no other day, before or after, is possible)
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great answer Sue! always very informative, helpful, and includes examples.
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Hello Sue,

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She became a millionaire at the age of 18.
Would it be fine to say "at age 18" in place of "at the age of 18"?
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Grammatically yes. It sounds very slightly more informal to me, but they'd me more or less interchangeable.
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Thank you, Sue.
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Grammatically yes. It sounds very slightly more informal to me, but they'd me more or less interchangeable.
me should've been "be," right?
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Yes - sorry. Typo
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