There was a bug with this sentence that caused "my elder sister" to not get accepted, despite the fact that it was one of the accepted translations.
It should be fixed now.
Report it. The course is still in beta so not all correct translations have been added
I lived in Ireland for a while for learning English and my teachers there said that one should never use the word "older" but only "elder" for people... Is this different in USA?
In the USA, older sister would be understood as elder sister. Feel free to use it when you come here.
Yep, we say "older sister/brother." Over here "elder" sounds old-fashioned ("Listen to your elders") - or British. We use it most often as "elderly," like "elderly people."
I think in Britain we say either 'older' or 'elder' but 'older brother/ sister' sounds more natural to me
Please when am I supposed to use starshaya or starshii? Or are they used interchangeably?
- старший (masculine)
- старшая (feminine)
- старшее (neutral)
- старшие (plural)
I guess they haven't included it in the actual solution because we haven't studied higher comparatives yet. Report it, if you want.