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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #1

    In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    Please read the passage below.

    Now I am staying with Emiko's family. Her house is in a small town near Kobe. In her family there are her grandparents, her parents, her brother and herself. They are very kind to me.

    Is the part above in bold OK?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    Her family consists of (or comprises) her grandparents, her parents, her brother, and her.

    She lives with her parents, grandparents, and brother.
    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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    #3

    Re: In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    I would put a comma after "family" (standard) and a comma after "brother" (optional).

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    #4

    Re: In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    I found the passage in an exercise book/workbook for junior high school students (in Japan), and I felt there's something wrong with it.

    How about 'there are six people in her family - her grandparents, her parents, her brother and her(self)'?
    Is it unnatural?
    Thank you again.

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    #5

    Re: In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would put a comma after "family" (standard) and a comma after "brother" (optional).
    I think you mean the sentence in my original post. Do you think there's nothing wrong with it, except for the suggestions you've made?
    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    'In her family are six people - her grandparents ...'
    'There' is omitted, is it grammatical?

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    #7

    Re: In her family there are her grandparents, her parents ...

    Yes, I think the original was fine except for the commas.

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