“Lydia Brenner and Cathy Brenner are two sisters.”

Now is it correct to say – The Brenners are two sisters?

“Lydia Brenner, Cathy Brenner and Mitchel Brenner are two sisters and one brother.”

Is it correct to say –

a. The Brenners are three siblings.

b. The Brenners are two sisters and a brother.

c. The Brenners are three siblings: two sisters and a brother.

Do they sound native?

Are there any other expressions that sound more native?

  • I think Brenners, holistic representation of family rather than a generation.
    – kvk30
    Dec 26, 2018 at 15:56
  • Well, I just used this 'Brenner' as a surname taken from an American movie named 'The Birds'. Dec 26, 2018 at 16:06
  • Is there any reference to your question in the movie?
    – kvk30
    Dec 26, 2018 at 16:07
  • Look, the sentences I mentioned in the post haven't been taken from that movie directly. The name of that movie is 'The Birds', as I mentioned above comment. Dec 26, 2018 at 16:11
  • I would say the Brenner sisters or the Brenner siblings. Is there some reason that you need to provide a specific count? Dec 26, 2018 at 16:21

2 Answers 2


For the first example I would say:

The Brenners are sisters

For the second one I would say:

The Brenners are siblings; two sisters and one brother

While all your examples are correct they are not commonly used.


More native might be

The Brenners have three children, two girls and a boy.


The Brenners have two girls and a boy.

or, depending on emphasis

Mitchel Brenner has two sisters.
Lydia and Cathy Brenner have a brother, Mitchel.

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