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Elder & Older - Commonly Confused Words In English



Elder - refers to only people; a senior person that is a leader because of his/her age; a person that is of an older age

  • I love my elder sister.
  • Tammy is my eldest daughter.
  • People should respect their elders.
  • The elders have a lot of influence in our town.
  • Do you respect the elders in the community?

Older - refers to everything; something that has been around for a long time

  • My sister is older then me.
  • I have 5 older brothers.
  • That car is older than my car.
  • I always adopt older dogs. They make great pets.
  • My car is older than me.


As & Because

As & When

Aloud & Allowed

All & Very

Above & Over

Ever & Forever

Across & Along

Advice & Advise

Afraid - Frighten - Scared

Affect & Effect

A Few & A Little

Alike & Similar

Alot & A lot

Already Finish Just Still

Although & Though

All & Whole

Always & All Ways

AM & PM

Another - Other - The Other

Ate & Eight

Ill & Sick

Few & Little

Back up & Backup

Because & So

Begin & Start

Believe - Count On - Depend &

Berry & Bury

Bring & Take

By & On

By & Through

Change & Charge

Cook & Cooker

Close & Closed

Cord & Chord

Despite & In sprite Of

Do & Make

Do & Make Quiz

Ever & Forever

Elder & Older

Discover& Figure Out

Fast Food & Junk Food

Flower & Flour

Following & Next & Preceding

For & To

Fun & Funny

Figure & Figure Out

Grey & Gray

Have To & Must - Confusing Words

Have & Has Chart

Heal & Heel

Hear & Here

Here & There

History & Story

Home & House

Hotel & Motel

Just Already Finish Still

Knew & New

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