Questions and answers

Should brother-in-law be hyphenated?

Should brother-in-law be hyphenated?

Use a hyphen to link a relationship term: sister-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, But we don’t need to use hyphens in every type of compound word.

What is the singular of brother-in-law?

Therefore the Singular possessive form is: brother-in-law’s and the Plural possessive form is: brothers-in-law’s. Note: Remember that whenever we use a compound noun in a sentence, if we need to make it possessive we treat it as a single whole, meaning as one unit.

Is brother in laws a word?

noun, plural broth·ers-in-law. the brother of one’s spouse. the husband of one’s spouse’s sister or brother. …

What is the possessive form of in laws?

The possessive of mother-in-law is mother-in-law’s. To get the plural possessive, do both those things: put the plural S on mother and the possessive S and apostrophe on law: “It was their mothers-in-law’s idea.”

What defines a brother-in-law?

1 : the brother of one’s spouse. 2a : the husband of one’s sibling. b : the husband of one’s spouse’s sibling.

What son in law means?

: the husband of one’s daughter or son.

What do I call my sister’s husband?

sister-in-law The husband of your sister is your brother-in-law.

How do you write your brother-in-law?

So the plural of “brother-in-law” (at least in the standard language) is “brothers-in-law”, since the plural goes on the bare noun. The possessive cannot be *brother’s-in-law; it has to be “brother-in-law’s”, and that is what native speakers say (“We went to my brother-in-law’s house”).

What determines a brother-in-law?

Who qualifies as a brother-in-law?

The husband of the sibling of one’s spouse. The definition of brother in law is a man who is related to you through marriage to your spouse or sibling, not through blood. An example of a brother in law is your sister’s husband. An example of a brother in law is your husband’s brother.

How do you write brother-in-law?

What is the possessive form of sister in law?

The plural of sister-in-law is “sisters-in-law”, and not “sister-in-laws”. Jane and Ellen are my two sisters-in-law. The possessive of “sister-in-law” (that is, if you were describing something that belonged to one sister-in-law) is “sister-in-law’s”. That red Cadillac outside is my sister-in-law’s car.