Is this sentence correct?
I think that 8 years old is the best age for children to start learning a foreign language.
- WillieLv 71 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.
- Anonymous1 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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- LônLv 71 month ago
Yes, that is correct.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
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
- 𝔸𝕪𝕒𝕕Lv 71 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 71 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.
- SandyLv 71 month ago
sooner than that. they're like sponges.