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    "How many people in your family?"

    Can I say that "How many people in your family?" or I must say "How many people are there in your family?"?
    What is the difference between them?
    Thanks!

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    Re: "How many people in your family?"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Can I say that "How many people in your family?" or I must say "How many people are there in your family?"?
    What is the difference between them?
    Thanks!
    The first one is wrong.

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    Re: "How many people in your family?"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Can I say that (1) "How many people in your family?" or I must say (2) "How many people are there in your family?"?
    What is the difference between them?
    Thanks!
    No difference in meaning. In AmE #1, 51% & #2, 49%.


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    Re: "How many people in your family?"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Can I say that "How many people in your family?" or must I say "How many people are there in your family?"
    What is the difference between them?
    The difference is that the first is ungrammatical as it has no verb.

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