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    nine men and women, ages /aged 26 to 28...

    Police have arrested four men and nine women, ages 26 to 58, for suspected involvement in loansharking activities.

    Is 'ages' correct? Shouldn't it be 'aged'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: nine men and women, ages /aged 26 to 28...

    Yes, it should.

    s and d are adjacent on the keyboard.

    Rover

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    Re: nine men and women, ages /aged 26 to 28...

    I agree with Rover.

    I suppose it's just about possible that the writer was thinking, "Police have arrested four men and nine women,(their) ages (being) 26 to 58...", but that is clumsy. It's far more likely that it was a typo.

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    Re: nine men and women, ages /aged 26 to 28...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Police have arrested four men and nine women, ages 26 to 58, for suspected involvement in loansharking activities.

    Is 'ages' correct? Shouldn't it be 'aged'?

    Thanks.
    In Am news reports you would most often/always see/hear "ages" in this context.

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