Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Is this sentence correct?

I think that 8 years old is the best age for children to start learning a foreign language.

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  • Willie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Do you think 8 years old is the best age for children to start learning a foreign language?

  • 1 month ago

    Remove "old" and you're good to go.

  • 1 month ago

    I think eight years is the best age for children to start learning a foreign language.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That is certainly one correct way to express that idea.

    Note that I started French at school at 8.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, that is correct.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    grammatically, yes

    However, I believe that the best times to start learning a language is either when you don't yet have fixed language habits (i.e. when you are a baby) or once you've learned how to express your thoughts and feelings in your native language (i.e. when you are 12-14).

    Apparently, elementary-schools in Germany have experimented with teaching English to 8-year-olds, but stopped when they found that the children didn't learn enough German.

    however, there's nothing wrong with starting to learn a language at 20 or 50

  • 1 month ago

    It is correct but it would be better to put it like this.

    I think eight is the best age for children to start learning a foreign language.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The grammar is correct and sentence is clear.

     I think 8 years old is the best age to learn a foreign language.

    "that" is unnecessary in this case.

    All 8 years old are children, so that is redundant.

    We can say that learning is never complete, so all learning is the start of learning. 

    I provided a shorter version that is also correct in grammar and provides the same information.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    sooner than that. they're like sponges.

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