I have four brothers and sisters.

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I have four brothers and sisters.

Are all of the following possible? Does the person herself/himself includ in the sentence above when he/she counts siblings?

Two brothers and two sisters.
Three brothers and one sister.
One brother and three sisters.
 

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Does the person include herself/himself [STRIKE]includ[/STRIKE] in the sentence above when he/she counts siblings?

"I have four brothers and sisters" is ambiguous but it definitely doesn't include the speaker. The possible options are that the speaker has:

- four brothers and four sisters
- a total of four siblings and they're definitely not all male or all female.
 
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