I came across this question while taking an English grammar test on the BBC news magazine. The multiple choice question is based on the following sentence:
"I'd like to introduce you to my sister Clara, who lives in Madrid, to Benedict, my brother who doesn't, and to my only other sibling, Hilary."
Which of the following is correct?
- Hilary is male
- Hilary is female
- Impossible to say from the given context
As it turns out, Hilary is male. But can someone explain why? Per my thinking, it should've been impossible to say from the given context.
I say this because:
my sister Clara, who lives in Madrid
From this we know that Clara is female and she lives in Madrid
to Benedict, my brother who doesn't,
I thought this meant- Benedict is the brother who doesn't live in Madrid
and to my only other sibling, Hilary.
which doesn't specify whether Hilary is male or female. It just says- "only sibling"