Are you the <eldest><oldest> in your family?

younghon

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Korean - Korea
elder and eldest

Elder and eldest can be used to tell about the order of birth of the members of a family instead of older and oldest. They are only used attributively (before nouns).

-My elder/older brother has just got married.

He's three years older than me. (NOT ... elder than me)

-His eldest/oldest daughter is a medical student.

She's the oldest student in her year.

Are you the eldest in your family? (OR the oldest)


Q: In above explanation,'the eldest' is not the one used attributively outwardly. Then, is 'member' omitted after 'the eldest' like 'the eldest member' in last sentence?

Thanks in advance!
 
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