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"I have a nuclear family?


"I have a nuclear family?
I know that 
"I come from a nuclear family" or "I am part of a nuclear family" are correct.
My doubt is: 

"I have a nuclear family?" is that possible?
Thanks in advance. 

27 Feb 2018      

United States

Actually, Mari, I wouldn īt use any of those. They definitely aren īt grammatically wrong, as I īm sure you know, but (in my opinion), we generally don īt use "nuclear family" in such specific situations. It is a more general term, to describe a setting, rather than a specific family.
Others might disagree with me on this. Stay tuned for further developments.

27 Feb 2018     

United States

I agree with Bruce. nuclear family is a term used in academic contexts such as sociology or anthropology. I wouldn īt say I have a nuclear family, but we can say I live in a nuclear family, which is the norm in my culture. Nuclear families are not the norm in some cultures, where people live in extended families, as a rule.

27 Feb 2018     


thanks a lot

28 Feb 2018