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Beginning and End or Beginning and Ending

Postby metaluna » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:35 pm

Which is appropriate with regards to the label on a column that lists a person's age in a given year?

To give some context, this question pertains to a label that is to appear at the top of a column in a table. The column will list a person's age at the start of the year calendar year and end of the calendar year for a 30 year period.

Currently we have the column as follows:

Beginning Age/End Age
40/41
41/42
42/43

Etc. Etc.

Is this grammatically appropriate given the usage? Or should it be changed to "Begin Age/End Age" or "Beginning Age/Ending Age"?

Or, does it matter?

Thanks!
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Re: Beginning and End or Beginning and Ending

Postby Alan » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:45 am

'Age at start' and 'age at end' would be more normal expressions.
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