[Grammar] On their age/ their age.

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hello everyone,


That part in English really is confusing me. I want to say

when children are at school, they always get to know children on their age/ their age.

I know it's the latter, but why so?
 

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hello everyone,


That part in English really is confusing me. I want to say

when children are at school, they always get to know children on their age/ their age.

I know it's the latter, but why so?
I was on a bus. I was on the beach. I was on the train. I was standing on the street. How would "on" work in reference to age?
 

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So, Their age without any preposition. Right?
 

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It's more natural to say '...they get to know other children of their own age'.

We do use the construction [pronoun]+'age', but like this:

A: 'I met Bob Downe today. How old will he be?'

B: 'He's my age; we went to school together.'

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So, "their age" without any preposition. Right?

I would prefer "their own age" meaning "the same age as them".

I can't think of any expressions to do with age which take "on", other than perhaps "on his sixtieth birthday" but there the preposition refers to the date.
 
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