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    Sister-in-law? Brother-in-law?

    Both of title's question that I don't understand. Can someone explain to me?

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    Re: Sister-in-law? Brother-in-law?

    My sibling's husband is my brother-in-law.
    My sibling's wife is my sister-in-law.

    My spouse's sister is my sister-in-law. I also refer to her husband as my brother-in-law.
    My spouse's brother is my brother-in-law. I also refer to his wife as my sister-in-law.
    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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    Re: Sister-in-law? Brother-in-law?

    Instead of making this forum your first port of call for definitions, Polyester, you'll get quicker answers if you avail yourself of the advantages of free online dictionaries.

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