Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning and usage between at what age and from what age? For example:

At/From what age are you allowed to drive a car in your country?

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At the age of... refers to something happening during a particular year of a person's life, often a single occurrence. "I left school at the age of sixteen."

Obviously you can drive a car at any age once you have passed your test, but there is a minimum age for taking the driving test. So you need From what age...? here.

  • Great answer. Another set of examples would be, “At what age was he married? From what age to what age did he remain married? By what age was he divorced?”
    – Dean F.
    Jul 23, 2020 at 13:41

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