Elder, eldest; older, oldest | Grammar worksheet for class 6

The words elder and eldest are only used of persons, not of animals or things. These words are now only used to speak of members of the same family. Older and oldest are used of both persons and things.
Elder and eldest are only used before nouns.

Complete the following sentences.

1. She is …………………. than her husband. (elder / older)

2. My ………………… brother is a doctor. (elder / older / either could be used here)

3. My brother is three years ………………… than me. (elder / older)

4. She is the ……………………. player in the team. (eldest / oldest).

5. I have three sisters. The …………………. is a teacher. (elder / eldest)

6. This is the ……………….. temple in Kerala. (oldest / eldest)

7. Hinduism is perhaps the ……………….. religion in the world. (eldest / oldest)

8. His …………………… son is a lawyer. (eldest / oldest / either could be used here)

Answers

1. She is older than her husband.

2. My elder / older brother is a doctor.

3. My brother is three years older than me.

4. She is the oldest player in the team.

5. I have three sisters. The eldest is a teacher.

6. This is the oldest temple in Kerala.

7. Hinduism is perhaps the oldest religion in the world.

8. His eldest / oldest son is a lawyer.

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