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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    I have nothing to add!
    You're most welcome!

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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    In this example, I think it refers to the children aged 6 and 8 only but not the children aged 7. I look forward to learning your comments. Thank you!
    You missed the word "between" the ages of 6 and 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    If my memory serves me right, our teacher taught us the difference between 'among' and 'between' as below.

    #1 She is tallest among the three girls.

    #2 She is tallest between the three girls.

    Since 'between' can be applied to more than 2 people or things, I am wondering whether my teacher was wrong or not. Thank you!
    I agree with the (un)grammaticallity judgements made of the two sample sentences above.

    Back to the topic, between the ages 6 and 18, meaning between two ages, two numbers, and all the numbers between those two goal posts, if you will.

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    Soup,

    Thank you! I think I understood the points now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It could be elliptical, ... children [ranging in] ages ... .
    Hello Soup,

    I am wondering what the difference between 'being elliptical' and 'grammatically wrong' is.

    e.g. Here's a picture (of) my father.

    If I remove 'of' from the example I gave above, I think it is wrong grammatically. But now, I would ague, 'no wrong, it is elliptical.'

    Any suggestion? Thank you!

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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Yes thedaffodils, if you happen to leave out word(s) in English, you can always say that it's meant to be elliptical.

    I think I understood the points now
    It's understand, dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Yes thedaffodils, if you happen to leave out word(s) in English, you can always say that it's meant to be elliptical.


    It's understand, dear.
    Hello Tedtmc,

    Thank you very much for your comment and correction.

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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello Soup,

    I am wondering what the difference between 'being elliptical' and 'grammatically wrong' is.
    Ex: Here's a picture (of) my father.
    Omitting of renders the sentence ungrammatical. The reason being, it reads like a fragment:
    Ex: Here's a picture my father ... ;i.e., took last year.

    Ellipsis: Here's a picture (that) my father ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Yes thedaffodils, if you happen to leave out word(s) in English, you can always say that it's meant to be elliptical.


    It's understand, dear.
    It could also be I think I have understood ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It could also be I think I have understood ...
    Soup, thank you. I have understood about the tense.

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