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 going to be, “Brother or sister?” Hence it makes sense for me to reply directly with, “I have a sister” or “One sister”.
Also note that we usually use the plural form – SIBLINGS – in the question.
Over to you …
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?
- Father with 54 kids dies; sisters want to meet siblings (fox2now.com)
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