LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||12/AGO/2012 12:05 AM|
|Assunto:||Ex / Former|
When used as adjectives, they are usually interchangeable. Possibly it's merely a difference in taste, in collocation.
Her ex-husband = Her former husband
His ex-boss = His former boss
(I have never heard "ex-tenant" used.)
(I have never heard "ex-colony" used.)
"Former" is sometimes used to mean "the one before, the previous". This meaning is not quite the same as "ex". I wish I could be more helpful.
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