Underage vs. Underaged?
Should it be "four underage children" or "four underaged children"?
Why the one over the other?
- BilboLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
You are using it as an adjective - either is correct, but underage is more usual.
- Dv8sLv 78 years ago
You are being redundant by saying, underage and children. You could say, four children or four minors, unless you feel the need to work the word, 'underage' in, you could try, four underage delinquents or four underage students...whatever the case may be.
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- 8 years ago
we use -ed in occasions like this:
- Anonymous5 years ago
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Alcohol causes brain development problems in people prior to the brain being fully developed at age 24. Consuming alcohol prior to brain development will lead the adolescent to engage in risky behavior. Alcohol abuse as an adolescent may permanently damage the final portion of the brain to develop - the risk judgement area. This would keep you from ever making wise risk-based decisions. Alcohol abuse as a adolescent also may lead to depression and substance abuse problems in your future children years after you stop drinking alcohol. Marijuana is also dangerous but thought to be less addictive than alcohol and tobacco. Marijuana will lead to throat and lung cancer just like smoking tobacco. Each year that you smoke marijuana will increase your chance of getting lung cancer by 8% per year. Marijuana also permanently changes the chemical makeup of your brain. A person who uses marijuana will later develop one of several types of mental illness (Depression, Mania, Bi Polar, Schizophrenia, Hallucinations, Paranoia) Most marijuana smokers will need professional help and anti-psychotic drugs later in life some of these drugs will cost tax payers $1500 a month just for your treatment. Like alcohol, marijuana also affect children that you may have - even after you quit using marijuana. Your children also will suffer from addictive behavior and attention deficit disorder. You may find it interesting that marijuana is so harmful that other countries have banned it's use, including; - Ottoman empire banned in 1378 - Napoleon banned in 1798 - Egypt banned in 1868 - Turkey banned in 1890 - the USA banned in 1937, then again in 1970 You are kind of in a catch 22, both of the drugs you mentioned will harm your brain as an adolescent. Both drugs will also harm your future children - even if you stop using. Generally you are safe to drive a vehicle 12 hours after drinking. Marijuana smokers need to wait 48 hours. I guess you could factor that into your cost-benefit calculation. It's hard for me to choose which one is the most dangerous ?????
- Anonymous4 years ago
"Underage" is an adverb, as in "underage drinking". "Underaged" is an adjective, as in "underaged drinker". Similar to "batting left-hand" vs "left-handed batter".