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need help on word choice

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by coralfangs, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. coralfangs

    coralfangs Senior Member
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    underaged vs youth

    i am writing the experience for one of the chicago essays
    anyhoo, when i was coordinating some services for a local fellowship, i set an age-limit so that some lazy punks won't be able to abuse the services
    basically, u get free rides to church as long as u r underaged (19below)

    should i say underaged or should i say youth/teenagers/etc?
    underaged sounds too weird when u r not talkin about drinking/driving/marriages
     
  2. dopaminesurge

    dopaminesurge My friends calls me Steve
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    youth/teenagers.
     
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  3. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member
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    I would say "minor"
     
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  4. shortcake2007

    shortcake2007 Junior Member
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    i would definitely go with 'youth' or 'minor' as well. underaged has a negative connotation.
     

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