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# In the United States, more than half of all arrests for

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03 Apr 2012, 03:58
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In the United States, more than half of all arrests for serious crimes against property are of 20 years olds or younger.

a)

b) 20 years old or younger

c) of persons 20 years old or younger

d) persons 20 years old or less

e) 20 years old or less

1. What's wrong with b?
MORE THAN HALF OF ALL ARREST for serious crimes against property are 20 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER.

2. How different is c from "persons who are 20 years old or younger"? <- Can this be the answer?
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03 Apr 2012, 04:04
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eybrj2 wrote:
1. What's wrong with b?
MORE THAN HALF OF ALL ARREST for serious crimes against property are 20 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER.

2. How different is c from "persons who are 20 years old or younger"? <- Can this be the answer?

in B, '20 years or younger' wrongly modifies 'arrests'.... the arrests arent 20 years or younger....the arrests are happenning now.....its the people comitting the crime who are aged 20 years or younger...

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03 Apr 2012, 04:35
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SEE THE SENTENCE THIS WAY:

In the United States, more than half of all arrests for serious crimes against property are [u]of 20 years olds or younger.

Now you cant say
1) ARRESTS are PERSONS
2) ARRESTS are 20 YEARS OLD
3) ARRESTS are of 20 yrs olds or younger

These all generates nonsensical meaning and hence are just incorrect.

NOW TO OPTIONS:

a) of 20 years olds or younger

--> This option states that ARRESTS have some age--> ITS WRONG.

b) 20 years old or younger

c) of persons 20 years old or younger
--> CORRECT

d) persons 20 years old or less

e) 20 years old or less

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03 Apr 2012, 07:13
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20 Dec 2015, 07:42
Just wonder whether the use of "persons" is correct. Is it better to say "people" or may be "one person"?
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20 Dec 2015, 08:23
In C, 20 years old or younger; what does younger convey? 19 years, 16 years or one year, two years. All are younger than twenty years. How professional is the expression?
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