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Hi

Is this underlined part natural English?

(The speaker is 39 years old)

I may look young to you but the fact is I am closing on 40, you know.

Thanks,

Tom

PS: Any term for a person who looks much younger than his/her years?

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The idiomatic expression is I am closing in on 40,

Have you read Oscar Wilde's novel called 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'?

Clive

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Mr. TomI am closing word missing here on 40,

In addition to the correction made in the previous answer, you could instead say that you are close to, nearing or nearly 40.

Thanks, Clive and anon.

The Picture of Dorian Gray? Yes, an abridged version. Can I ask why?

Tom

The basis of the novel is that Dorian spends most of his life without aging.

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