Should it be "aged 85" or "age 85", when you want to indicate someone's age?


It is aged, such as in the following sentence:

They have two children aged six and nine.

You could also use aged as in "volunteers aged between 25 and 40."

Notice that aged in phrases like my aged aunt or the aged means very old/very old people.

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    I think that's the predominant form, but I also think I've seen this done the other way on occasion. – J.R. Feb 27 '13 at 23:21
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    I would say "They have two children, ages six and nine." instead of your example. (I might put it in parentheses instead of using a comma.) I don't know whether I'm prescriptively correct or not, but it sounds better to me than "aged". – snailplane Feb 27 '13 at 23:32

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