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    Default a age between or the age between

    Those who acted as his sons were actually younger than him only by the age between 6 and 16.

    What article should come before the word age? Is the correct?

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    Default Re: a age between or the age between

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Those who acted as his sons were actually younger than him only by the age between 6 and 16.

    What article should come before the word age? Is the correct?
    The sentence doesn't make sense.

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    Default Re: a age between or the age between

    One is not younger than another by "age," but by "years." The actors playing his sons were only 6-16 years younger than him.

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    Default Re: a age between or the age between

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    One is not younger than another by "age," but by "years." The actors playing his sons were only 6-16 years younger than him.
    That is where I would have made the mistake.

    I heard that sentence. So, I would probably have misplaced years with age.

    Can't we say, then, "The actors playing his sons were younger than him only by the years between 6 and 16 ."?

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    Default Re: a age between or the age between

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    That is where I would have made the mistake.

    I heard that sentence. So, I would probably have misplaced years with age.

    Can't we say, then, "The actors playing his sons were only younger by the years between 6 and 16 than him."?
    No. If you must re-write the sentence I've already given you, then "...were only younger than him by between 6 and 16 years."

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