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    Young people aged

    "Most of the young people aged 16-25 eat a lot of pizza". Please check.

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    Re: Young people aged

    Do you know any old people aged 16-25?
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    Re: Young people aged

    I dIdn't get you.

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    Re: Young people aged

    I am not a teacher.

    It's just some harmless humour tufguy.

    People aged 16-25 are young by definition. It's called a pleonasm.

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    Re: Young people aged

    Your sentence would be better as "Most people aged 16-25 eat a lot of pizza." As already posted, the other words are irrelevant.

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    #6

    Re: Young people aged

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I dIdn't get you.
    I guess emsr2d2 means that the word 'young' is unneeded because any people aged 16-25 must be young.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Young people aged

    When I said "Do you know any old people aged 16-25?", I was trying to get you to see that it was redundant to use both "young people" and "aged 16-25". Most of us would automatically consider people between 16 and 25 to be young.

    Most 16- to 25-year-olds eat a lot of pizza.

    (Note: I wrote this response hours ago along with a connected message but my response was moved to a different section. To avoid confusion, above is the answer I was trying to give earlier.)
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    Re: Young people aged

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When I said "Do you know any old people aged 16-25?", I was trying to get you to see that it was redundant to use both "young people" and "aged 16-25". Most of us would automatically consider people between 16 and 25 to be young.

    Most 16- to 25-year-olds eat a lot of pizza.

    (Note: I wrote this response hours ago along with a connected message but my response was moved to a different section. To avoid confusion, above is the answer I was trying to give earlier.)
    I am sorry, yesterday I got angry. A lot of wrong things are happening with me now adays so thats why I lost my temper. I have lost my job. I am under a lot of pressure. Its a kind of my passion to learn english and I have to because I am preparing for the bigger interviews. So you are my only hope thats why I come on this site. I know I am a kind of dumb person everybody says so. Moderate my posts but please post and reply otherwise it seems I am gonna die. Sorry again I didn't want ti write those things. Sorry once again.

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    #9

    Re: Young people aged

    Tufguy, we are a sympathetic bunch here but we are also volunteers and we don't like to feel as if we are wasting our time.

    It is good that you have a passion for learning English but you need to slow down. You need to read EVERY response very carefully and make sure that you understand it. Read responses slowly and, if necessary, with the help of a dictionary. Don't post so many separate threads. Concentrate on one thing at a time. If you post a question at 9am, don't post another one at 9.30 and another one at 10am. Wait until people respond to the 9am thread, read the answers, understand them, ask follow-up questions if you need to but don't move on to another subject or another thread until the 9am one is clear in your mind.

    Nobody here said you were "dumb". We don't use words like that. But you are frustrating. You don't read carefully and you don't take notice of what we tell you.

    Try to calm down and slow down.
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