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    which is right - He is an only son for his parents or He is the only son to his parents or He is an only son to his parents ?

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    Re: Only

    Quote Originally Posted by kadambarivaijainthi View Post
    which is right - He is an only son for his parents or He is the only son to his parents or He is an only son to his parents ?
    I would say, 'He is his parent's only son.'

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    Re: Only

    Quote Originally Posted by kadambarivaijainthi View Post
    which is right - He is an only son for his parents or He is the only son to his parents or He is an only son to his parents ?
    kadambarivaijainthi, how many names are there in this 'name'?

    by 'only son' you mean 'only child'? If so, to be honest, it's right, to me.

    He's an only child to his parents. ( a bit odd, but still can't see anything wrong)

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    Re: Only

    In a family of six girls and one boy, you can be an only son without being the only child.

    I find the inclusion of "his parents" redundant. Whose son would be be?

    He is the only son.

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    #5

    Re: Only

    Good point, Barb.

    Also,

    He's an only child.

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