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    I am the oldes of my family

    Hello,

    I would like to know which structure is more used in everyday language?:

    I am the oldest in my family

    I am the oldest of my family



    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: I am the oldes of my family

    The first is more common ratóncolorao.

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    Re: I am the oldes of my family

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know which structure is more used in everyday language?:

    I am the oldest in my family I would be inclined to use this form.

    I am the oldest of my family


    Thank you for your help.
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    Re: I am the oldes of my family

    Yes 'I am the oldest in my family' (but 'Of all the members of my family, I am the oldest').

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    #5

    Re: I am the oldes of my family

    I bring this up for the sole purpose of discussion, not because the previous answers are in any way incorrect.

    Eldest.

    Because of it singular definition, (of one out of a group of related or otherwise associated people) of the greatest age; oldest : Swift left the company to his eldest son, Charles | he was the eldest of the three) I have always been inclined to use eldest when referring to my position in my family. The Appalachian mountains were old but I was always referred to as the eldest child. Would "eldest" be better when describing groups of related people compared with "old"?

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    Re: I am the oldes of my family

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I bring this up for the sole purpose of discussion, not because the previous answers are in any way incorrect.

    Eldest.

    Because of it singular definition, (of one out of a group of related or otherwise associated people) of the greatest age; oldest : Swift left the company to his eldest son, Charles | he was the eldest of the three) I have always been inclined to use eldest when referring to my position in my family. The Appalachian mountains were old but I was always referred to as the eldest child. Would "eldest" be better when describing groups of related people compared with "old"?
    I prefer "eldest", but "oldest" is very commonly used.

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