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    If I'm the only child in the family, do I say "There are three members in my family" or "There are three people in the family, including me"?

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    Re: family

    I'd use the second.

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    Re: family

    Hi Tdol

    I thought if there are three people in my family, it is understood I'm included. Therefore, 'including me' is unnecessary.


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    Correct, but your question included it.

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    Re: family

    I was thinking that 'There are there people in my family' would have been the more correct version, but it would appear I'm wrong.

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    Re: family

    There are three people in my family

    The addition of 'including me' may be unnecessary, but it does no harm.

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    Re: family

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I was thinking that 'There are there people in my family' would have been the more correct version, but it would appear I'm wrong.
    Ah, but you used the word 'members' in your first example, not people. Word choice can make a difference. I'd use the word people to refer to my family. Members is a tad formal, which is why I'd go with your second example. Both are fine, though, as you know.

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    Re: family

    If I'm the only child in the family, do I say "There are three members in my family" or "There are three people in the family, including me"?

    I'm a master of carelessness. Instead of copying and pasting, I typed the other sentence. In so doing errors occurred.

    Many thanks to all the members who replied to my query.

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