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John visits his aunt every Sunday,
John visits her aunt every Sunday

In English, possessive adjectives (and pronouns) agree with the person who possesses, and not with the person or thing possessed. When the possessor is masculine, use his, and when the possessor is feminine, use her.

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Although the question was easy, a few boys were able to answer it.
Although the question was easy, few boys were able to answer it.
Although the question was difficult, few boys were able to answer it.
Although the question was difficult, a few boys were able to answer it.

Few means not many and emphasises the smallness of the number, it is distinguished from a few, which means at least some.

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Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens are both excellent writers, but I prefer the last.
Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens are both excellent writers, but I prefer the latter.

The latter means the second of two people or things which have been mentioned. The last refers to a series of more than two.

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What's the last news from the Palace?
What's the latest news from the Palace?

Latest is the last up to the present. Last is the final one: Z is the last letter of the alphabet.

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This girl is older than that one.
This girl is elder than that one
My elder brother is called John.
My older brother is called John.

Older and oldest are applied to both people and things, while elder and eldest are applied to people only, and most frequently to related people.

Elder can't be followed by than: Jane is older (not elder) than her sister.

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