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    in a

    is saying "in a sibling of three" makes sense
    like i want to use "in a" the same way you'd use it in "in a family of three"
    like what i'm trying to say is "in a sibling of three the middle child is usually the first one to break up fights."
    if i got it wrong could you guys please correct my sentence for me

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    Re: in a

    Quote Originally Posted by purpletouch View Post
    is saying "in a sibling of three" makes sense
    like i want to use "in a" the same way you'd use it in "in a family of three"
    like what i'm trying to say is "in a sibling of three the middle child is usually the first one to break up fights."
    if i got it wrong could you guys please correct my sentence for me
    No, it's not right. A sibling is a brother or sister. You can be in a family (part of a family), but you can't be in a sibling. There are words siblinghood and siblingship but they refer to the relation between one sibling and another, not to the group. I can't think of a word for this concept in English.
    You'd have to say something like "In a family of three children, the middle child ..."

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