Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Confused Adjectives

Older and Elder
Rule: Older is used to denote both people and things; Elder is used to denote only people.
Incorrect Usage: (a) Harry was the eldest guy in his class.
  (b) Her oldest son lives abroad.

Correct Usage: (a) Harry was the oldest guy in his class.
(b) Her eldest son lives abroad.

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