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    Wife's sister's husband

    Hi, dear teachers. I don't know a word in English. What do you call your wife's sister's husband?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parizland View Post
    Hi, dear teachers. I don't know a word in English. What do you call your wife's sister's husband?
    Brother-in-law.

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    re: Wife's sister's husband

    Technically, a brother-in-law is only the brother of our spouse, or the husband of our sister. However, we sometimes extend the term informally to cover our spouse's sister's husband and our sister's husband's brother.

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    re: Wife's sister's husband

    Thank you but isn't it your wife's brother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parizland View Post
    Thank you but isn't it your wife's brother?
    I wrote "the brother of our spouse". A man's spouse is his wife, a woman's spouse is her husband.
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    re: Wife's sister's husband

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Technically, a brother-in-law is only the brother of our spouse, or the husband of our sister. However, we sometimes extend the term informally to cover our spouse's sister's husband and our sister's husband's brother.
    I think we normally do this. Otherwise, wouldn't your wife's sister's husband be her brother-in-law, but not yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    . Otherwise, wouldn't your wife's sister's husband be her brother-in-law, but not yours?
    That is the situation. Technically, my wife's sister's husband is not one of my in-laws.
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    Thank you all. I got it.

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    Re: Wife's sister's husband

    parizland, your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.


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