AGE/ AGED/ AGE GROUP
Participants to English international exams are always confused by this group of vocabularies: ages, aged and age group. So it’s better to review their meaning and stick them in our mind forever. First, let’s review their dictionary definitions and try to use them in our daily conversation.
Age: a noun that refers to the number of years someone has lived, or that something has existed.
Example: Mary got married at the age of 32.
Aged: an adjective that means having a particular age or age range.
Example: The Andersons have a cat aged four to six.
Age group: a noun that refers to people of a particular age (note that ages come first.)
Examples: They frequently repeat that this movie is only for the +25 age group.
Exercise 1: choose the correct word in the sentences below.
1-I want to do a survey and interview some people of different ages/ age group.
2- Are you going to target a particular group of age/ age group?
3-Even toddlers aged/ age 18 months or under have relationships.
4-I could examine the 21-30 age group/ age group.
5- It might be good to get some opinions from people over age/ the age of 60.
Exercise 2: These sentences each contains a mistake made by IELTS candidates. Correct the underlined mistakes by reorganizing, changing or adding words.
1- I met my best friend at age of 16.
2- People ages between 35 and 40 have a wide rage of relationships.
3- Many babies 10-20 months begin to form strong relationships with siblings.
4- Most of the people I work with are in the 20-35 aged group.
5- Children in the age group 5 to 11 tend to change their friends quite frequently.
6- Relationships are very important for the group age 60 and above.