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    Senior/Junior Younger/Older

    Are these two pairs of words widely used when talking about siblings?

    1) She is two years my junior/senior.
    2) She is two years younger/older than me.


    Are the two phrases equally common?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Senior/Junior Younger/Older

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Are these two pairs of words widely used when talking about siblings?

    1) She is two years my junior.
    2) She is two years younger than me.


    Are the two phrases equally common?
    Sentence 2 is much more common.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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