# Thread: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

1. ## The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Hi,

"The under-10s" must mean the chlidren under the age of ten. What should we use when we want to refer to the children above 10?

2. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by Mehrgan
Hi,

"The under-10s" must mean the chlidren under the age of ten. What should we use when we want to refer to the children above 10?
It would depend on where you are setting the upper limit, "the under twelves", "the under sixteens", for example.

3. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
It would depend on where you are setting the upper limit, "the under twelves", "the under sixteens", for example.

Thanks. What if we don't have any upper limit? I mean when we want to divide them in half?

4. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by Mehrgan
Thanks. What if we don't have any upper limit? I mean when we want to divide them in half?
The under tens and the over tens.

5. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
The under tens and the over tens.
Where do you put the tens?

Rover

6. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by Rover_KE
Where do you put the tens?

Rover
Right in the middle.

7. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

But Merhgan wants to divide them in half.

Rover

8. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by Rover_KE
But Merhgan wants to divide them in half.

Rover
Oh, I take it you misunderstood Merhgan. It was a test to see whether you would accept dividing those poor children in half or not.

9. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

Originally Posted by euncu
Oh, I take it you misunderstood Merhgan. It was a test to see whether you would accept dividing those poor children in half or not.

You wouldn't mean to cut the individuals in half, would you?! Anyway, it was a nice piont that Rover_kE made. What about the tens?!

10. ## Re: The opposite of "the under-10s"?

I'd say 'Right - those aged ten and over gather round me. The under-tens can stay there for a minute.' (...or reverse the over and under; it depends which group you want the ten-year-olds in.)

(Of course, as soon as you reach your tenth birthday you're already over ten, but children don't see it like that.)

Rover

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