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    Which one is more common in everyday English: Mary has three siblings or Mary has one brother and two sisters?

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    Default Re: siblings

    The second sentence.

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    The word 'sibling' is usually only used in an academic (sociology, anthropology, criminology...) or legalistic context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The word 'sibling' is usually only used in an academic (sociology, anthropology, criminology...) or legalistic context.

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    I come to the conclusion that Im unlikely to hear a question like "how many siblings do you have?", in a conversation with a native... Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I come to the conclusion that Im unlikely to hear a question like "how many siblings do you have?", in a conversation with a native... Right?

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