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    eldest/oldest child ?

    Can one both say : "It's their oldest/eldest child" ? Or is only "eldest" possible ?

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    Re: eldest/oldest child ?

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    Can one both say : "It's their oldest/eldest child" ? Or is only "eldest" possible ?
    It should be "eldest". You can say "He is my oldest friend" meaning he is the friend that you have had the longest. If you say "He is my eldest friend" it means that he is the most aged of your friends.

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    Re: eldest/oldest child ?

    Thanks !
    Is there a general rule for when to use "eldest" and when to use "oldest" ?

    Is "eldest" always age-related ???
    Last edited by ph2004; 23-Nov-2009 at 12:46.

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    Re: eldest/oldest child ?

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    Thanks !
    Is there a general rule for when to use "eldest" and when to use "oldest" ?

    Is "eldest" always age-related ???
    Yes "eldest" is age related.

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