use of "running on"


If I'm trying to be facetious and I say "He's 87 running on 8", does that make sense?  By that I'm trying to imply that he will be turning 8 instead of 88.  After all, the elderly do often tend to become like children. 

edited Jan 22 '14 at 14:59 Andrew New member

Native speakers of English do not say: He is 87 running on. It is incorrect.

SanjayJan 22 '14 at 16:41

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Native speakers say: "He is 87 going on."  He will turn 88 this November.

link comment answered Jan 22 '14 at 16:36 Sanjay Expert

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