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    Default brother

    Is the answer to the question correct?

    Do you have a brother?

    Yes, I have
    No I don't

    should i say: "yes, i do" and not"yes I have"

    what if I have 2 brothers, and the question asks if I have a brother, so should i answer No, I don't have a brother I have two

    It the question wrong. Is it better to put brother in the plural

    Do you have brother?

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    dilodi83 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: brother

    I suggest you to answer : Do you have any brothers and sisters?

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    Default Re: brother

    I suggest you to ask: do you have any brothers and sisters?
    and you can answer: yes, I do/ No, I do not.

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    Default Re: brother

    dilodi83, please be more certain, it is hard to follow!
    __________
    If you're asked:
    Do you have a brother?

    Yes, I do(have a brother).
    Yes, I have(a brother).
    I have two(brothers).
    (I have a brother) (A/a)nd a sister.

    Now you can combine to get whatever you need...

    Is it clear?

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    Default Re: brother

    Additionally:
    One canot predict whether you have one brother, or two, or a sister, or two, or five... So it is either ''Do you have a brother/sister?'', or ''Do you have any brothers/sisters/brothers or sisters?''.


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