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?

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  1. […] my last post, we spoke about “sibling“, a word which can mean either “brother” or […]

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