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    old older oldest

    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me differance between "old older oldest"

    Does "Old" and "older" mean same?

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    Re: old older oldest

    Quote Originally Posted by vishalinit View Post
    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me differance between "old older oldest"

    Does "Old" and "older" mean same?

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    No. If you are old, it means that you're not young. If someone else is older than you, it means that they are not young either, but in such a case, you are younger than that other person.
    Older is a comparative form of old; oldest is a superlative form of old.

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    Re: old older oldest

    If there are two objects, one I had purchased few days ago and one I purchased yestrday. now if I want to refer to the first one, in that case old and older will bethe same?

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    Re: old older oldest

    Quote Originally Posted by vishalinit View Post
    If there are two objects, one I had purchased few days ago and one I purchased yestrday. now if I want to refer to the first one, in that case old and older will bethe same?
    I think it is. But personally, I'd say something like this (talking about two objects bought in the sequence of a few days):
    This one I bought yesterday, and this one I bought a few days earlier.

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    Re: old older oldest

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    No. If you are old, it means that you're not young. If someone else is older than you, it means that they are not young either, but in such a case, you are younger than that other person.
    Older is a comparative form of old; oldest is a superlative form of old.
    thanks

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