Which sentence is grammatically correct? Please justify?
I'm an only child of my parents.
I'm the only child of my parents.
- Pompous HarrisLv 510 months agoFavourite answer
Try, " I'm my parent's only child" or better still, " I'm an only child" it's obvious that you had parents at some point so it is not necessary to mention them.
- Anonymous10 months ago
They're both grammatically correct.
The word "the" is much better.
What Pompous Harris wrote is exactly what I would say (spelled: parents').
- bluebellbkkLv 710 months ago
They are both correct grammatically, but the second is infinitely better than the first.
Note, I don't agree that saying 'I'm an only child' means the same as 'I am the only child of my parents' or 'I am my parents' only child'. The reference to your parents adds depth and emotion to the sentence. I read it as referring to your parents' point of view rather than your own.
- LônLv 710 months ago
"I am my parents' only child" is what I would say.
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- UserLv 710 months ago
Both are ***grammatically*** correct.
Stylistically the second is better (it SOUNDS better), but the first is also grammatically correct.
- The MikelLv 710 months ago
All you need is
"I am an only child"
The "parents" part is understood as being a fact, so need not be stated in common usage.
- The Football GodLv 710 months ago
I do grammar no good.
- FekefufuLv 710 months ago
Tautology in the first sentence and the second sentence is dangling and feels like it need more information. Should just be "I am an only child."
- AnonymousLv 610 months ago
Both are correct, second one sounds better.