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at the age of

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:49 am
by navi
Is this correct:

1) He lost his dog at the age of seven months. The poor puppy died of a rare canine disease.


Re: at the age of

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:06 pm
by trolley
Is it "correct"? I think it's correct but seven months old seems a little young to own a dog. :wink:
Consider this:
"I became interested in girls at the age of twelve." I a normal boy or am I some creepy old man who fantasizes about preteens?

Re: at the age of

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:37 am
by Erik_Kowal
I think that to extract Trolley's alternative meanings from his examples, you'd have to be making a deliberate effort to misconstrue them. The context will usually be sufficiently obvious to enable you to disambiguate sentences like those without much difficulty.