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    I would like to ask native speakers of English the following thing.

    Is the expression "children aged 14 and under" the same with "children aged 1 to 14?"

    Thank you very much.

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    No, age 1 to 14 excludes babies (less than 1 years old)

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    Thank you very much, susiedqq.

    >age 1 to 14 excludes babies (less than 1 years old)

    Does "children aged 1 to 14" include 14?

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    Yes, it includes those 14.

    (This is an on-going semantics issue with events for children.)

    We have found it best to say "Children 14 and under . . . "

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Yes, it includes those 14.

    (This is an on-going semantics issue with events for children.)

    We have found it best to say "Children 14 and under . . . "
    It didn't take my daughter long to realize that it was accurate - if not entirely honest - to say, before her 11th birthday, 'Next year I'll be 12'.

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    Thank you very much, susiedqq.
    But what does "an on-going semantics issue" mean?

    Thank you very much, Bobk.

    What does "It didn't take my daughter long to realize that it was accurate - if not entirely honest - to say, before her 11th birthday, 'Next year I'll be 12'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Thank you very much, susiedqq.
    But what does "an on-going semantics issue" mean?

    Thank you very much, Bobk.

    What does "It didn't take my daughter long to realize that it was accurate - if not entirely honest - to say, before her 11th birthday, 'Next year I'll be 12'.
    " mean?
    Your two questions are related. Semantics is the study of meanings, and an ongoing issue is something that is still being discussed, and not agreed on. Susieqq was saying that children were always arguing about their age (suggesting that they are older than they really are). I gave an example.

    My daughter's birthday is late in the year. Before her 10th birthday, as soon as her birthday was in the same calendar year, she could say 'Next year I'll be 12'; she was only 10 in completed years, but in the following calendar year she would celebrate her 12th birthday. What she said was true, but she said it in a misleading way.

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    Thank you very much, Bobk I understand it.

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