English isn't my native language, so my question might seem dumb to you, but I wanna be sure.
I'm writing some fiction, but I have some problems with syntax... Here's the question at issue : "why is this guy my brother and not Ed...?" The context : the speaker is annoyed by her brother behavior (named "Sven"), and love the personnality of the "Ed" guy. So I would like to say, or stress, that she would prefer have Ed as a brother rather than Sven. I don't even know if this type of question is relevant.
I hope you understand what I'm asking... Sorry if it's something really silly!