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    Default Elder Vs. Older

    Hi! I just want to confirm something about the difference between ELDER and OLDER.
    When do we use ELDER and When do we use OLDER?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: Elder Vs. Older

    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis Valencia View Post
    Hi! I just want to confirm something about the difference between ELDER and OLDER.
    When do we use ELDER and When do we use OLDER?

    Thank you in advance!
    "Older" is the comparative form of the adjective "old" ("James is older than John".). "Elder" can be used as a noun and most often in its plural form ("We have been taught to respect our elders.") and as an adjective (I'd like you to meet John's elder brother, James".)

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    Default Re: Elder Vs. Older

    Also, note that your meaningful title has provided a number of "Similar Threads", as you will see if you scroll down the screen.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Elder Vs. Older

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Also, note that your meaningful title has provided a number of "Similar Threads", as you will see if you scroll down the screen.



    Thanks for the help!
    Thanks for the the reminder too. :) I was not aware of that.

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