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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    the funniest in your family

    1) Who's the funniest in your family?
    2) Who's the funniest member of your family?
    3) Who's the funniest member in your family?

    Are the three sentences above grammatically right? Which is the most common of the three, in everyday English?

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    #2

    Re: Superlatives /preposition

    I would say (1) is most common. "Member" is understood.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Superlatives /preposition

    Google hits:
    Who is the funniest in your family? 24,700
    Who is the funniest member of your family? 710
    Who is the funniest member in your family? 7
    Who is the funniest person in your family? 25,500

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    #4

    Re: Superlatives /preposition

    1 and 2 are correct. 3 is wrong. My guess is that number 2 is more common than 1, but that's only a guess.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: the funniest in your family

    beachboy, please note that I have changed your thread title.



    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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