です/がいます I wanted to write: My friend's family consists of his father, mother and an elder sister. 私の友達の家族は父と母と姉です。 The sentence below was corrected by a native speaker. However, he could not explain grammatically why he です was inappropriate and changed into がいます。 私の友達の家族は父と母と姉がいます。 Could somebody explain it for me?
Aug 23, 2014 9:25 AM
Answers · 2
For me, your original 私の友達の家族は父と母と姉です sounds more natural than your friend's. I think 私の友達の家族構成は父と母と姉です is better.
August 23, 2014
August 23, 2014
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