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Autor:  Teacher
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  08/MAI/2010 11:56 PM
Assunto:  ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS
 
Mensagem:  Luciana,

Let's check it.

elder - ancião, anciã - The Native Americans refer to their patriarchs as "the Elders".

elderly - idoso, idosa - an elderly lady, an elderly man = an elderly lady fell down on the street.

An elderly man got lost in the wilderness - Um idoso se perdeu no deserto.

older - adjetivo comparativo  - old + er - she's older than I am.

olderly - nonexistent word - old + er + ly is not a word in English.

olderness - nonexistent word - old + er + ness is not a word in English either.

P.S.:
elderliness = oldness = you're not going to find any native speakers who would ever use those two words in Standard English, nevertheless you can find them on a Thesaurus under "age" as a concept not as a "main entry".

P.P.S.: be careful or else your student/friend will try to teach you English - she seems to be a know-it-all.



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  LucianaSchreiber  08/MAI/2010, 11:13 PM
ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  Dale-USA  08/MAI/2010, 11:18 PM
 ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  Teacher  08/MAI/2010, 11:56 PM
ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  Dale-USA  09/MAI/2010, 12:48 AM
ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  LucianaSchreiber  13/MAI/2010, 11:01 PM
ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  LucianaSchreiber  13/MAI/2010, 11:06 PM
ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS  –  LucianaSchreiber  13/MAI/2010, 11:09 PM

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