I am wondering which one is correct:

  1. school-aged children

  2. school-age children

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    Nope. Not in real use. There may be some technical difference between them but, in general, they're used interchangeably, like "ice tea" vs "iced tea".
    – Catija
    Aug 1, 2015 at 17:04
  • When speaking, it matters even less, since many (most?) accents will pronounce them identically, or with an imperceptible difference. Aug 1, 2015 at 17:07
  • School-aged vs school-age Both the adjectives are correct; they can be used interchangeably.
    – Khan
    Aug 1, 2015 at 17:49

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Either one works and they're very similar; most native speakers will probably not draw a distinction between them. "School-aged" refers to children aged to the point of attending school (and, implicitly, not beyond that); "school-age" refers to children of an age at which they should attend school (that is, neither too old nor too young).


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