Interested in Language
I apologise in advance for the terrible thread title.
I'd like to know which of these is correct English:
Many young people, say at their 16, feel as though their opinion doesn't/didn't matter.
I know the tenses should match, but would that work for all cases? I think not.
Now I am interested in knowing why you didn't like my way of stating the age of those young people.
How about these ones?
Many young people aged 16 and 17 feel as though their opinion doesn't matter.
They quit school at the age of 13.
Highly educated people usually get their job in their 30's.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Aug-2013 at 07:55.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
There's no need for an apostrophe in "...in their 30s".