between inclusive

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jun 5 07:27:23 UTC 2013

I think "ages of" sounds better, but "age" doesn't bother me.

This reminds me of the expression "one years old" that is surprisingly common.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jun 5, 2013, at 12:17 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

> But nobody finds "between the _age_ of=E2=80=A6" as opposed to "between the
> _ages_ of=E2=80=A6" hinky except me?
> Youneverknow.
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
>>> On Jun 4, 2013, at 1:37 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>>> At 6/4/2013 01:04 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>>>>> Yes, although we might not agree on the judgments, I think it's
>>>>> clear that the definition of "between" needs to be rewritten to
>>>>> allow the possibility of including the endpoints. I would say that
>>>>> the dollars and patients examples are both inclusive.
>>>> I would say the  "patients between the age of 40 and 50" example
>>>> excludes those of age 50; that is, it is intended to be a 10-year,
>>>> not 11- or 9-year range.  Others may disagree with my interpretation,
>>>> which is perhaps why so many patients die.

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list