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Would a sentence like this be grammatically correct:



"I am brother TO the applicant."



Note: I wouldn't like to say "I am THE brother of", since I have more than one brother.

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Would a sentence like this be grammatically correct:
"I am brother TO the applicant." I wouldn't say that is wrong, but it's something that only a non-native speaker is likely to say.

Note: I wouldn't like to say "I am THE brother of", since I have more than one brother.

eaker i likey to say."I am brother TO the applicant."

Note: I wouldn't like to say "I am THE brother of", since I have more than one brother. Then say eg I am a brother of the applicant. Or I'm the applicant's brother.

In a job application context, no-one is likely to care about whether the applicant has one brother or more than one!

Clive

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Christine Christie"I am brother TO the applicant."

Yes, but nobody would say that or write it.

Christine ChristieNote: I wouldn't like to say "I am THE brother of", since I have more than one brother.

That doesn't stop you from saying it, but "I am the applicant's brother" is the natural way.

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The phrase "brother to the..." is unusual and seldom heard. Typically, you'd say "brother of the..." even if you have more than one brother. Which of your brothers you are talking about would be clear from the context.

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