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I am not convinced with this sentence somehow. " My Dad focused on my and my brother's education" It doesn't sound right to me. How can I write it in a better way?

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You're right in that the construction is considered clumsy in English. We can go for the avoidance strategies:

repetition: my education and my brother's education

using the possessive pronoun: my brother's education and mine

avoiding the possessive: the education of my brother and myself

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