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    Question older, elder, elderly

    Hi everone,

    I am confused because i could not understand what is the difference between "older" and "elder". I was listening a recording and i heard the speaker was saying older. However, when i check the answer key, the answer was "elderly". And then i use a translation system from internet to understand the meanings of them. The meaning of results were "yaşlı" for older and "yaşlı" for elder in Turkish. I really wonder what is the real difference in this case? (older, elder and elderly)

    Thank you.

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    Re: older, elder, elderly

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammyfellow View Post
    Hi everone,

    I am confused because I could not can't understand what is the difference between "older" and "elder". I was listening to a recording, and I heard the speaker (was) saying "older." However, when I checked the answer key, the answer was "elderly". And then I used a translation system from the Internet to understand their meanings. of them. The meaning of results were "yaşlı" for older and "yaşlı" for elder in Turkish. I really wonder what is the real difference in this case is? (older, elder and elderly)

    Thank you.
    It think the meaning is clearly explained here:
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../english/elder
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...sh/old?q=older
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...nglish/elderly

    Have a read of that, and post back if you still feel confused about them.

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