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    A pretty girl of about eight ran into the room.

    A pretty girl of about eight ran into the room.
    (from a book about using articles)

    1. Am I right that "about eight" means "she was approximately eight years old" ?
    2. Shouldn't "of about eight" have been separated by commas? (A pretty girl, of about eight, ran into the room.)
    Thank you.
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    Re: A pretty girl of about eight ran into the room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    A pretty girl of about eight ran into the room.
    (from a book about using articles)

    1. Am I right that "about eight" means "she was approximately eight years old" ?
    2. Shouldn't "of about eight" have been separated by commas? (A pretty girl, of about eight, ran into the room.)
    Thank you.
    Yes, it means eight years. I wouldn't place commas around that phrase.

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