It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – not the August holiday frenzy that starts in stores, but real Christmas. That post-Thanksgiving nip in the air accompanied by twinkling lights and wreaths on doors. In the next couple weeks, I’ll see lots of my extended family for Christmas, including my three sisters-in-law. Or is it sister-in-laws?
Much like the tricky plural of passer-by, the ‘s’ is added onto the first word in the sequence, the central noun “sister.” Sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law – it’s a diverse world; the possibilities are endless. Just make sure your grammar doesn’t turn anyone against you.
I’m taking next week off, so happy holidays from the K. S. Writing Team! May you remember to compliment the maker your new homemade holiday sweater and to accept this year’s Paleo-fruit cake with graceful panache. Take care!
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