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    Default older or elder???

    Please i'd like to know when you use "elder" and when you use "older" and what's the difference between them...

    thank you...

    Ruthy

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    Default Re: older or elder???

    Elder as a modifier refers to two people (especially when related): "She is the elder sister." We can use older in that context as well, and in in all other contexts in which we wish to imply a comparative age. Fowler's Modern English Usage

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