loyal_boy
Which one shows the number of members in a family correctly? 1. He has a large family. There are thirteen members in his family. 2. He has a large family. They're thirteen numbers. 3. He has a large family. They're thirteen members. 4. He has a large family. There are thirteen people in his family.
Oct 31, 2017 10:10 AM
Answers · 4
All are correct except for 2
October 31, 2017
1,3, and 4 are all correct. You could also say, "There are thirteen family members."
October 31, 2017
I agree with Jerry. I would add that although #3 is technically correct, I don't think any native speaker would say this. #1 and #4 are kind of formal but might be used.
October 31, 2017
Numbers 1 and 4 are the only correct options that a native speaker would use. But still, I would not phrase it that way. These choices use too many words to express a simple thought, in my opinion. " "He comes from a large family, thirteen." This sounds natural to a native speaker. I used a comma to express a pause. I suppose that a full stop or a semi-colon could work too. Another option is "He comes from a large family of thirteen" This one sounds the most natural.
October 31, 2017
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