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    "In Rikuzentakata, three of 10 local nursery schoolsówhich take children from three months old to kindergartenówere destroyed on March 11."

    In the above sentence, "three months old" doesn't seem to be of the same structure as "kindergarten".

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    It means: from threee months old to kindergarten age

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    With "three months old", i could write "The child is three months old."

    But with "kindergarten", i don't think i could write "The child is kindergarten."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migg View Post
    With "three months old", i could write "The child is three months old."

    But with "kindergarten", i don't think i could write "The child is kindergarten."

    The child is kindergarten age.

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    We do not say "the child is kindergarten"; as Freezeframe noted, we would say "The child is kindergarten age"; We might also say "The child is of kindergarten age".

    In "... three of ten local nursery schools - which take children from three months old to kindergarten - were destroyed ..." we understand, "the nursery schools take children from the age of three months up to (the time/age of entry to) kindergarten".

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    could i write "......people from uneducated to doctors....."?

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