Grammar Patterns

poss N

The 'mum' and 'dad' group

These nouns refer to relatives. Ex refers to a former relative.
It was Sholes's brother-in-law, a mathematician, who found a solution.
My dad wouldn't let my mum go to work so we were struggling along on one wage.
She takes him home to San Francisco to meet her folks.
She and her husband David came to the area from the East Coast in the '90s.
  • ancestor
  • aunt
  • auntie
  • boy
  • brother
  • brother-in-law
  • child
  • civil partner
  • cousin
  • dad
  • daddy
  • daughter
  • daughter-in-law
  • descendant
  • ex
  • family
  • father
  • father-in-law
  • first cousin
  • folks
  • forebear
  • forefather
  • girl
  • gran
  • grandad
  • grandaddy
  • grandchild
  • granddaughter
  • grandfather
  • grandma
  • grandmother
  • grandpa
  • grandparent
  • grandson
  • granny
  • half-brother
  • half-sister
  • hubby
  • husband
  • in-laws
  • kids
  • kin
  • kindred
  • kinsman
  • kinswoman
  • ma
  • mam
  • mama
  • mamma
  • mammy
  • menfolk
  • missus
  • mom
  • momma
  • mommy
  • mother
  • mother-in-law
  • mum
  • mummy
  • nan
  • nephew
  • niece
  • offspring
  • old lady
  • old man
  • pa
  • papa
  • parents
  • people
  • pop
  • progenitor
  • progeny
  • sister
  • sister-in-law
  • son
  • son-in-law
  • stepbrother
  • stepchild
  • stepdaughter
  • stepfather
  • stepmother
  • stepparent
  • stepsister
  • stepson
  • uncle
  • wife
  • womenfolk
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