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    Thumbs up is this correct in English grammar

    first of all when this question below is asked,what is the correct answer

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    How many people are there in your family?

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    a There are four people in my family,they are my parents,my younger sister and myself.

    b There are four people in my family,they are my parents,my younger sister and me.

    so which of this is the correct answer when we talk about grammar?

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    Re: is this correct in English grammar

    It should be "me". Your sentences are punctuated incorrectly. As they stand, they are comma splices, independent clauses connected by only a comma.

    There are four people in my family. They are my parents, my younger sister, and me.
    There are four people in my family: my parents, my younger sister, and me.
    There are four people in my family; they are my parents, my younger sister, and me.

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    Re: is this correct in English grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by fford soronnadi michael View Post
    first of all when this question below is asked,what is the correct answer

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    How many people are there in your family?

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    a There are four people in my family,they are my parents,my younger sister and myself.

    b There are four people in my family,they are my parents,my younger sister and me.

    so which of this is the correct answer when we talk about grammar?

    thanks
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    #4

    Re: is this correct in English grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    There are four people in my family. They are my parents, my younger sister, and me.
    There are four people in my family: my parents, my younger sister, and me.
    There are four people in my family; they are my parents, my younger sister, and me.
    That punctuation, with the 'Oxford comma' before the and is fine, but many people would not use it.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Mar-2014 at 19:17. Reason: tiny typo

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    Re: is this correct in English grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by fford soronnadi michael View Post
    first of all when this question below is asked,what is the correct answer

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    How many people are there in your family?

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    a There are four people in my family,they are my parents,my younger sister and myself.

    b There are four people in my family,they are my parents,my younger sister and me.

    so which of this is the correct answer when we talk about grammar?

    thanks
    As you are an English teacher, how would you answer this question if it was posed to you by one of your students in class?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is this correct in English grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That punctuation, with the 'Oxford comma' before the and is fine, but many people would not use it.
    I agree, but I always use the Oxford comma. There are times when its omission causes confusion. I have never found its use to be a problem.

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    Re: is this correct in English grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As you are an English teacher, how would you answer this question if it was posed to you by one of your students in class?
    And how would you correct the capitalisation and punctuation if a student wrote

    first of all when this question below is asked,what is the correct answer
    ?

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