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    Question 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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    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?
    Last edited by Mehrgan; 10-Jan-2011 at 22:29.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    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.

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

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


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

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    Where do you put the tens?


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    Right in the middle.

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

    But Merhgan wants to divide them in half.

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

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

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    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?!

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    Default 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.)

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Jan-2011 at 09:40.

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