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    Default twins boy and girl

    1. Bo and Tim are twins boy and girl.

    2. May and June are twins girls.

    3. They are twins.

    Are the above sentences correct?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: twins boy and girl

    The first sentence gives me difficulty because while I suppose Bo could be a boy's or a girl's name, Tim is definitely a male name. So when the sexes of the twins are listed later in the sentence, they should correspond to the names given.

    'Bo and Tim are twins, a girl and a boy.'

    That is how I would write the sentence for the sake of clarity.

    The other two sentences are correct.

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    Default Re: twins boy and girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. Bo and Tim are twins boy and girl.

    2. May and June are twins girls.

    3. They are twins.

    Are the above sentences correct?

    Thank you.
    I discussed the above sentences with a native English speaker. She said I should write :

    May and June are twin girls. instead of

    May and June are twins girls.

    Any comment?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: twins boy and girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I discussed the above sentences with a native English speaker. She said I should write :

    May and June are twin girls. instead of
    May and June are twins girls.
    I agree. 'Twins girls' is not correct.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: twins boy and girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I discussed the above sentences with a native English speaker. She said I should write :

    May and June are twin girls. instead of

    May and June are twins girls.

    Any comment?

    Thank you.
    Absolutely correct.

    They are twins.
    They are twin boys.
    They are twin girls.
    The couple had twins.
    The couple have twins, a boy and a girl.
    My aunt and uncle have identical twin daughters.

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