Most of the children, who ranged in age from 4 to 8, chose to wait.

Which is an antecedent in this sentence, "most of the children" or "the children"?

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    The antecedent is "most of the children". – BillJ Apr 16 '19 at 16:07
  • @BillJ Thank you so much. – jinnyk216 Apr 16 '19 at 16:12

The antecedent is "most of the children".

Whether this implies that some of the children were outside of the range 4-8, and if so what they chose to do is ambiguous.

In the absence of further context, I would assume that all the children were all aged 4-8, and most of them chose to wait (but a minority chose not to wait)

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