Balint Pataki
Is this correct? - We only sell to adults age 19 years or older.
Shouldn't this be 'aged' ?
Seems a bit odd to me.
I saw it on a website recently.
Jun 5, 2020 8:38 AM
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This is a common construction in signs, notices, terms and conditions and similar contexts where clarity and brevity is essential.

It could be seen as an elliptical form of something like this:

'adults <em>whose </em>age <em>is </em>19 years and older'

June 5, 2020
Hello Balint Pataki,

This is a very good question.

I'm not a native speaker, but to me 'age' sounds as if it is here a part of the adjective phrase.

I've seen it several times in the same context, so I find it okay. I also think 'aged' has the same meaning as old, whereas 'age' focuses on the current number of years.

I hope this helps. Have a good day!

Best regards,
June 5, 2020
Balint Pataki
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