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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    I have understood about the tense
    No 'about', I think.

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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    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 ...
    Soup,

    Thank you for your answer. :)

    But what does it make you think '6 to 18' as below is not a fragment?

    children ages 6 to 18 contribute 12 percent of all household labor.

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    Smile Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    No 'about', I think.
    , thank you, Tedtmc.

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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    No 'about', I think.
    It's OK, but without is better.

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    Default Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Soup,

    Thank you for your answer. :)

    But what does it make you think the example of '6 to 18' as below is not a fragment?

    children ages 6 to 18 contribute 12 percent of all household labor.
    Because the syntax works. This phrase children ages 6 to 18 carries meaning on its own; it's short for elliptical children (ranging in) ages (from) 6 to 18 (years old).

    Note, from ... to are correlative, paired, set for life, and for that very reason, from is often omitted because we know it's always there. As for ranging in ages, it's a set phrase--for life, which is why ranging in can be omitted.

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    Smile Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Because the syntax works. This phrase children ages 6 to 18 carries meaning on its own; it's short for elliptical children (ranging in) ages (from) 6 to 18 (years old).

    Note, from ... to are correlative, paired, set for life, and for that very reason, from is often omitted because we know it's always there. As for ranging in ages, it's a set phrase--for life, which is why ranging in can be omitted.
    I am clear now. Thank you so much!

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    Smile Re: "children ages 6 to 18"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It could also be I think I have understood ...
    Soup,

    Another question.

    If Tom explained something to Peter, and finally Peter understood. Peter could say, " I got it."

    But I never hear about other people say, 'I have gotten it.' in such a dialogue. So why did you use 'I have understood' here?

    Could you please give me a hand again? Thank you!

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