So when we say -My sister and brothers We use are because of "brothers" But if i say -My sisters and brother What is the correct word to use? Are or is?

  • Grammatically it should be are, even though it sounds awkward, and many people might get it wrong for that reason. If it were me I would say "my brother and sisters are coming"
    – WS2
    Oct 10 '16 at 20:47
  • Yes I agree on the first statement which is "My brother and sisters are". But the one I was asking about was the second statement which is "My brothers and sister" Oct 10 '16 at 20:55
  • @WS2 is "my sisters and brother are..." doesn't sound awkward to me in the least. Also not awkward: "my sister and brother are..." and "Jack and Jill are...."
    – phoog
    Oct 11 '16 at 2:36
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    You cannot use true this way in English!!!
    – tchrist
    Oct 11 '16 at 2:40

Even if you only have one brother and one sister, "are" is still correct:

My brother and sister are coming.

A native English speaker would never say "My brother and sister is coming."

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