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    how to frame the question

    1.how do you ask someone about his oreder among siblings?
    i.e. if he/she first or second ,third child .

    2. what is the difference between among and amongst?how to use them


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    Re: how to frame the question

    Quote Originally Posted by sameer1728 View Post
    1.how do you ask someone about his oreder among siblings?
    i.e. if he/she first or second ,third child .

    2. what is the difference between among and amongst?how to use them
    #1 Have you any brothers and sisters? Are they older or younger than you?

    #2 No difference. You are more likely to hear "amongst" in BE than AE


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    Re: how to frame the question

    Hi anglika,
    Tnx for the prompt response.
    1. I know it could be asked that way but Is there any specific set of words for it?i.e. "What's your --------order ?"It is possible that in english there isn't such construction

    2.is BE British and AE American english?

    Sameer


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    Re: how to frame the question

    Quote Originally Posted by sameer1728 View Post
    Hi anglika,
    Tnx for the prompt response.
    1. I know it could be asked that way but Is there any specific set of words for it?i.e. "What's your --------order ?"It is possible that in English there isn't such construction I've not met one. You could ask "Are you the oldest/youngest in your family?"

    2.is BE British and AE American English? Yes

    Sameer
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