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What's the difference between the two
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Older and elder are adjectives used to indicate the age factor.They are used in the comparative degree.Older always takes a ‘than’ while elder takes a ‘to’ eg. She is older than me./She is elder to me.
Secondly,older can be used to describe both animate and inanimate objects but elder can be used to describe only human beings.
eg. It is wrong to say : Kutub Minar is elder to Taj Mahal ; it should be : Kutub Minar is older than Taj Mahal.
It is a used for a person who shows he is an advocate of socialims but might disregard socialist ideals in daily life.It is used as a derogatory term.
Origin of the word is from the quote of Alexander Herzen a philosopher
Any noun that can be physically counted will always have a plural form.Any noun which cannot be physically counted will never have a plural form.
eg. Can we count milk? No. We can measure milk. So is there a word like milks? No.
Can books be counted? Yes.So the word books.
Can we count a kilometre? No.We can measure a kilometre? So,will there be a word like kilometres? No.
Hence all scientific units never take a plural form.You see there is logic to every rule in English. It might so happen that we might not know the rational for a few rules or may be that we have never tried to find one.