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    Is the following sentence right? Is the use of "interpreted" right? Is the use of "were" right?
    McMillen and Raghavan (2009) interpreted that adolescents aging out of foster care were more likely
    to experience mental health problems than their peers.

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    Re: interpreted

    No, it's not right. That is a result or a finding. The interpretation comes after. An interpretation might include positing a reason why this happens.
    'Were' is correct.
    Where did you find that usage of "aging out of"? I've never heard it.

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    Re: interpreted

    "Aging out of" means getting older than the system allows.

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    Re: interpreted

    I have only recently heard "aging out" used and it was in exactly this context - young people who have become too old for social services to be responsible for them any more.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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