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    Question how to ask the ranking of siblings?

    When you ask someone if they have siblings, and you want to know he (or her)ranking of all siblings, how do you ask?

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    Default Re: how to ask the ranking of siblings?

    Quote Originally Posted by tien-sung View Post
    When you ask someone if they have siblings, and you want to know he (or her)ranking of all siblings, how do you ask?

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    Well, after you've asked if they have any siblings and they've given you the answer, you can just say something like:

    "And who is the eldest?" - the person will probably then actually tell you the information you want about all the siblings!

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    Default Re: how to ask the ranking of siblings?

    Usually when you ask someone "Do you have any brothers or sisters?" they will mention their "rank" in their reply. They will say "I've got two younger sisters" or "I'm the middle child, I've got an older brother and a younger sister." If they are not that specific in their response, then you can ask "Are you the oldest?" or "Are you the baby* in the family?"

    *In AmE, the youngest child in the family is referred to as "the baby" by family members even when he or she is all grown up and has children and grandchildren of their own.

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