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1. Family members are Mom and 2 children.

2. My family has Mom, Dad and me.

3.I have a mom, dad and a younger brother.

When I mark students' composition, I have problems working on that part. I don't like the idea of writing down who are your family members. Certainly, I'd tell something about my family. But I'll introduce every one, what Mom does, what Dad looks like, where my younger sister works, respectively.

I'd like to know if it's common to compose a composition like the following example,

I live in Taipei. There are 4 persons in my family. They are Mom, Dad, my younger sister and me.

Many thanks,

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My wife and I are going to a movie.

Not --> My wife and I is ..........

When it comes to dad and me, I will always write 'are'.

Dad and me are going to a movie.

If you consider the family as a single unit, you could write the singular form.
That sort of composition is very common and to be expected among beginners. I presume the composition continues if the student is more advanced.

CJ
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I think it should be " Dad and Iare going to a movie" Emotion: smile
It makes me think of a form you have to fill:

Family members: .....................

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Otherwise it could be: A:"Who are the members of your family?" / B: "There's Mom, Dad, and etc etc..."
I commonly get the same predication of family membership from Japanese students; I presumed it was a Japanese language structure.

'My family members are four.'

I try to help make it more natural: 'I'm one of two children in our family. My little sister is seventeen.', etc.
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Do you think it's a universal phenomenon that language learners have to write a composition like "My Family Members" or "Self-introduction"? I can't help asking students to practice writing these types of compositions though I've been wanted to.

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