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    • Join Date: Dec 2009
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    starting a new family

    I got a question if '' starting a new family'' is inclusive of the following meaning.

    If I have lived with my parents so far in the same place, but I am about to move out as I am getting married.

    In this context, does it makes sense to say '' I am going to start a new family'' to mean '' I am going to move out''.

    Please clarify this clutter.


    Thanks

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    Re: starting a new family

    I would assume you meant you were going to have a baby, and a "new" family might make me think you were previously married, and now that you are remarried, you will have additional children to start you new family. "... to form a family of my own" would be closer to what I would expect in your situation.

    Others may understand it to mean just as you intended.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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