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    how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    Can we ask someone "how many years gap is there between you and your siblings?" Or "how many years gap is there between you and your sister?"

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    Re: how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    What is the age difference between ...
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    Re: how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    Or What's the age gap between....


    However, I think this one is more used when there is a big age difference.

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    Re: how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we ask someone "how many years gap is there between you and your siblings?" Or "how many years gap is there between you and your sister?"
    Use the suggestions from your other responses. These sentences don't work.
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    Re: how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Use the suggestions from your other responses. These sentences don't work.
    Can we ask someone "what is the age difference between you and your siblings?" Or "what is the age gap between you and your sister?"

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    Re: how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we ask someone "what is the age difference between you and your siblings?" Or "what is the age gap between you and your sister?"
    There's a logic error in the first sentence. Unless your siblings are twins or triplets, there are at least two age differences between you and them. So it would be more logical to ask "What are the age differences". Other than that, both questions are okay.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-Sep-2017 at 20:57. Reason: Fix a "phone-o" (a typo engendered by a phone's keyboard)
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    Re: how many years gap is there between you and your siblings

    Here's another way to put the idea:

    "How many years apart are you and your sister?"

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