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    #1

    Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    Hello,

    I want to know how to answer the question in the title.
    Suppose the girl is my sister, how should I answer it in a sentence?

    She is my sister.
    The girl is my sister.
    That's my sister.
    It's my sister.

    Are all OK? Which one would you use or something else?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    I'd say "That's my sister."
    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: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    Could I ask one more question?
    Is it safe to use the other answers?
    Which one sounds the least natural to you?

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    #4

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    It's my sister and she's my sister are possible. The girl is my sister​ is unlikely.

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    #5

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    I expect you know that the shortest answer is 'My sister', but you did stipulate that you wanted it in a sentence.

    Is it safe to use the other answers?
    Yes, none of them will put you in any danger.

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    #6

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    My sister would also work.

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    #7

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    Thank you all for your help.
    So it's OK to use "She is my sister," which I was not sure about.

    Again, I really appreciate your help.

    Shikemoku

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    #8

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    Should I have used some other word instead of "safe"?

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    #9

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    OK would work better and sound less alarming.

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    #10

    Re: Who is this girl (in the picture)?

    Also 'acceptable'.

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