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Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 11:31:56 AM
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Children between 7 and 12.

1. Does the above mean children from 7 to 12 years old or from 6 to 11 years old?
2. Is "years old" needed?


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palapaguy
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 11:59:45 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Children between 7 and 12.

1. Does the above mean children from 7 to 12 years old or from 6 to 11 years old?
2. Is "years old" needed?

Thanks.


It means between the ages of 7 years and 12 years (including those specific years).
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 12:02:04 PM

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Oh, and "years old" is not needed but is often used anyway.
Koh Elaine
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Thanks, palapaguy.
NKM
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 3:22:13 PM

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We usually say "7 to 12" when we actually mean "7 through 12" — that is, "at least 7 but not yet 13 years old".

A child is still considered a 12-year-old until his/her thirteenth birthday. It's not necessarily logical, but that's how we think of it.

Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 8:46:15 PM
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NKM wrote:
We usually say "7 to 12" when we actually mean "7 through 12" — that is, "at least 7 but not yet 13 years old".

A child is still considered a 12-year-old until his/her thirteenth birthday. It's not necessarily logical, but that's how we think of it.


Thanks.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 8:46:26 PM
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NKM wrote:
We usually say "7 to 12" when we actually mean "7 through 12" — that is, "at least 7 but not yet 13 years old".

A child is still considered a 12-year-old until his/her thirteenth birthday. It's not necessarily logical, but that's how we think of it.


Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 9:36:59 PM

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NKM wrote:
We usually say "7 to 12" when we actually mean "7 through 12" — that is, "at least 7 but not yet 13 years old".

A child is still considered a 12-year-old until his/her thirteenth birthday. It's not necessarily logical, but that's how we think of it.


Correct. And this applies to any age, not just children.
Romany
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NK, Palapaguy,

In BE we don't use "through" as in "7 through 12". But when we say "7 to 12 year olds" our "to"(7 TO 12 year olds)means the same as your "through".
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