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    #1

    tell me, please

    hi,

    What is the difference between ancestor and descendant?

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    Last edited by Mad-ox; 02-Nov-2006 at 09:55.

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    Re: tell me, please

    To put it simply and quickly:

    Your ancestors are your great-grandparents, your grandparents and so on.
    Your descendants are your children, your grandchildren and so on.

    However, note that these words are mostly used to describe more distant generations.

    Examples:
    He could trace his ancestors back 300 years

    They are descendants of the original English settlers, who colonized this place three centuries ago.

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