Do you have any SIBLINGS?

Do you have any brothers or sisters? = 7 words
Do you have any SIBLINGS? = 5 words

There you have it, one good reason to use the word ‘sibling’. However, if you are asked the question, it is better to answer with brothers and sisters. When I tell you that I have one sibling, your next question is, “Brother or sister?” Hence it makes sense for me to reply directly with, “I have a sister.”

Also note that we use the plural form – siblings – in the question.

Use the language

So who of you out there has the most siblings? What’s the age difference between the youngest and the oldest? Can you beat the man in the story below?

3 thoughts on “Do you have any SIBLINGS?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: