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    my daughter came home today after having a grade 1 lesson in english.
    she had a mistake and I don't know if it is wrong or right.
    can you please help.
    The sentence was.... Elena and you are sisters. _______ are sisters.

    my daughter put WE in the blank and was marked wrong. the correct answer being YOU.
    Why is this so?????

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    The two sentences are uttered by the same speaker. 'You' (plural) can denote 'Elena and you (singular)'

    ps. Welcome to the forum.. Please try to give your threads a more helpful title. Your name as a title gives us no idea what to expect.

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    thank you for your reply but can you make it more clear. I dont know that much english to understand your answer. was my child correct or was the teacher.??

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    A: You and Elena are sisters = You (two) are sisters.

    A: You and Elena are sisters
    B: Yes, we are sisters.

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    [QUOTE=marie anna;810967]


    NOT A TEACHER


    I think that "we" usually needs to include the idea of "I."

    Elena and I [the speaker]are sisters. [Therefore] We are sisters.

    My class went to the zoo. We enjoyed ourselves. ["My class" has the idea of

    "I am in the class."] (P.S. They enjoyed themselves. = I was absent that day. I did

    not go to the zoo with my classmates.)

    The movie amused Mona and me. We plan to see it again today. [ That is: Mona and

    I were amused by the movie.]

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    thank you so so much. now i understand. you are very helpfull

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