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I am the brother of two sisters. One is 41 the other is 36. When speaking of my 41 year old sister do I say 'older' sister or 'oldest' sister?
It depends on how old you are. If you are younger than both of them, you would say "oldest". If you are in between them, you would say "older". But in everyday usage, it does not matter. You could use either and nobody would argue with you.
Last edited by probus; 22-Jan-2015 at 03:54.