You Could Look It Up

Q. “School-age” or “school-aged”: the two seem to be used interchangeably.

Q. I can’t find a clear answer regarding “oversize” vs. “oversized” and similar terms.

Q. Are “more than” and “over” interchangeable when writing about quantities?

A. Questions like these are frequently asked but rarely answered in this space because they’re so easy to check in a dictionary. Perhaps because of the ready availability of online resources, we often forget about the humble desk dictionary, or, for those who require more flash, its online version. (Answers: school-age; it doesn’t matter; and yes, although sticklers might disagree.)