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    What's the difference between "Young people" and "Teenager"

    What is the age group of "young people" and what is that of "Teenager"?

    If possible I also want to know others such as "adolescents"and "youth".

    I am always confused with these words.


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    Re: What's the difference between "Young people" and "Teenager"

    They tend to be used as synonyms. However, Teenagers are young people whose age is between 13 years and 19 years. Adolescents are young people who are in a particular maturation stage between puberty and maturity. Youth means young.

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    Re: What's the difference between "Young people" and "Teenager"

    (except the last sentence: in my book, a noun can't mean an adjective )

    Because children's social age is increasing, some people and journalists use an invented new jocular word - 'tweenager' to refer to people from an advanced 8/9 to 12.

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    Re: What's the difference between "Young people" and "Teenager"

    Your grandmother may refer to people in their 40's as 'young people' when in fact they are simply a lot younger than her. Teenager is more specific in that the teens refer to the suffix of 13 through 19.

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    Re: What's the difference between "Young people" and "Teenager"

    Quote Originally Posted by thod00 View Post
    Your grandmother may refer to people in their 40's as 'young people' when in fact they are simply a lot younger than her. Teenager is more specific in that the teens refer to the suffix of 13 through 19.
    Exactly!

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