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    1. A camp for boys ages 9-14 which focuses on adventures canoeing. (Is this correct? How come 'ages' is not 'age'? What is the subject for 'age' ?)

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    I'd use 'aged'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd use 'aged'.
    I have seen a lot of sites that use 'ages' as well. Is thst correct as well? Can you show me how it is 'ages'?

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    It would be plural because each child has their own age and there are different ages- 9, 10, 11, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It would be plural because each child has their own age and there are different ages- 9, 10, 11, etc.
    1. A camp for boys ages 9-14....( The sentence doesn't really flow though? )

    Or are there some words omitted between 'boys' and 'ages' ? Like this:
    2. A camp for boys (that have) ages 9-14...

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    1. A camp for boys (ranging in) ages 9-14
    2. A camp for boys (who are) aged 9-14

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