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  1. Yourjones
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    the 3 brothers/sisters

    Hello,

    Tom, Jack and Lucy hav the same father and mother. Should we call them the "3 brothers", or "3 sisters"?

    Susan, Rebecca and David have the same mother and father in another family. What should we call them?

    Thanks.

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    Re: the 3 brothers/sisters

    Neither "three brothers" nor "three sisters" works. You should call them "three siblings", although admittedly many non-native-speakers won't know what a sibling is. That is their problem, not yours.

  3. Yourjones
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    Thank you so much for your answer! If they happen to be cousins, shall I say "3 cousins"?

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    Re: the 3 brothers/sisters

    Yes.

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