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Our company finds it difficult to word the notice indicating that infants under certain ages are either "free" or go at "half-price".

What should we use? "Free child age?" or ...? we're not native english talker so it make it lot harder...

thank you

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Previous Answer:

First i asked this question on another forum "english.stackexchange.com", and they told me that i should ask it here, i also share our Q&A up to now:

This would be better asked on the EL Learners site. But "Under 10s - half price; Under 5s - free" sounds alright to me. – WS2


@WS2 first does stack have another section for english? second, it's like key value field, which ask the user to enter the age which system should consider to be free or half price... like: Q: A , Question always is on the left hand side and the Answer is on the right hand side – deadManN


Anyway, I would go with something like "Maximum age for half price". – Mr Lister 4 mins ago


it'a a little long but i'm wonder if there is a better answer, also it's harder for the child with no cost, also note that we should note it to user that we meant infant or child or adult( as we saw many of them, who don't get a thing after explaining things to them... Let me move my Question – deadManN

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usually companies here (USA) display "kids 3 and under FREE" or after the price they will put "(Ages 2+)" or whatever the age specification is.

HERE is one example of how Disneyland words it.

  • Saying "3 and under", "4 to 7", "8 and over" is clearest as it avoids the "Does "over 10" include 10 year olds?" question which is inevitably asked in these situations. It's best to avoid "logical" descriptions like "Maximum age for half price" as it will just confuse people, regardless of how logically perfect you think it is. – Max Williams Jan 29 '18 at 9:27
  • @MaxWilliams what should the label be? we meant to put a label on the form, and in front of it a single box that user fill with number(which in this case is the allowed age to use this discount – deadManN Jan 29 '18 at 9:49
  • @deadManN You could say "Age 3 and under - Free", "Ages 4-9 - £3", "Age 10 and above - £5" or something like that. – Max Williams Jan 29 '18 at 11:38
  • @MaxWilliams you naturally don't put label after text box, all the label data are on the left hand side of the box, BTW thanks – deadManN Jan 29 '18 at 12:01
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    @deadManN This is a question about english, not web design. I don't care how you lay it out, I was just suggesting some wording. – Max Williams Jan 29 '18 at 14:43

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