Is this construction correct?

Since what age is it allowed to drive?

Since what age was she allowed to work there?

  • Hopelessly ambiguous as well as unnatural! Does age refer to her age or the age of the institution where she works - as in since when Sep 7, 2021 at 9:21

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The more natural construction is:

  • "From what age are you allowed to drive".

"You" here means anyone, not the person being addressed.

The second sentence has an ambiguity. Do you mean when was it legal for her to work there? In that case it's

  • "From what age was she allowed to work there?"

If you want to know how old she was when she started working there:

  • "How old was she when she started working there?"

  • "How long has she worked there?"

  • 1
    ... you could also use at what age in these sentences.
    – JavaLatte
    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:01
  • Or, more formally, "from what age is one allowed to drive".
    – stangdon
    Sep 7, 2021 at 15:26

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