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    Default Elder vs Older

    1)me
    2)sister1
    2)sister2

    My elder(Older) sister(1) got married.

    1)sister1
    2)me
    3)siter2

    My Older(elder) sister(1) got married

    is that the correct way to use Elder and Older ? please suggest

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    Default Re: Elder vs Older

    Quote Originally Posted by rkrgarlapati View Post
    1)me
    2)sister1
    2)sister2

    My elder(Older) sister(1) got married.

    1)sister1
    2)me
    3)siter2

    My Older(elder) sister(1) got married

    is that the correct way to use Elder and Older ? please suggest
    Consider these situations:

    you + 1 sister (older than you); you might say:
    My elder/older sister got married.

    you + 2 sisters (both older than you); you could say:
    My 'older sister got married. (' means more emphasis; talking about sister 2, older than your other sister)
    or
    One of my elder/older sisters got married. (talking about either one of your sisters)
    or
    My eldest/oldest sister got married. (talking about sister 2)

    In case of more than two sisters older than you, it's really down to you to express what you want to in a way that is not too much ambiguous to your listener.

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