A gap is a space or opening in the middle of something or between things, for example you may notice that someone has a small gap between their front teeth, or when you want to cross a busy street, you wait for a gap in the busy traffic to cross the road.

A gap in the market is an opportunity for a product or service that does not already exist, for example someone may notice that there is a gap in the market for a kind of product or service, so he or she may start a company to fill the gap and make money.

A gap is also a period of time when you do something different from the period before or after it, for example a pregnant woman may decide to quit her job to raise her child and go back to work after a gap of two years.

A gap between two groups of people, things, or sets of ideas is a big difference between them, for example the gap between rich and poor has been widening rapidly in recent years, or parents sometimes have difficulty understanding their children because of the generation gap. They are from two different generations with different ideas, values and ways if living.

Age gap is the difference in age between two people or two groups. For example some people believe that for a good relationship the age gap between a husband and wife should not be too big, which means that the husband should not be much older than the wife and vice versa.

Now let’s get back to our question. In your opinion:

What is the ideal age gap between the children in a family?