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Learn about Comparatives and Superlatives

Date: Jun 15 2012

Themes: Family

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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A sister can be your best friend. Sisters who are close love to share secrets, and sometimes even clothes.

But sisters can also become enemies. Jealousy and sibling rivalry can put a strain on sisters’ relationship. Some sisters compete for their parents’ attention; others compete for friends or achievements at school. Hear Devan tell Mason about her relationship with her sister.



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Devan:  I have an older sister, and I feel like we have this constant sibling rivalry going on. Do you have a sister?

Mason:  I have a younger sister. I don’t know, I feel like there’s obviously some stereotypical differences between brothers and sisters, and two sisters, right?

Devan:  I think so. I think that, you know, when…like with me and my sister, there’s a lot of jealousy maybe sometimes, because if she has a boyfriend and I don’t or she’s getting better grades than me, there’s a lot more comparisons to be drawn there. And also it’s harder for me too, I think, being the younger one, because I’m supposed to be like her. She’s supposed to be the role model.

Mason:  Now, has that relationship evolved over time? Like is there still that element of rivalry but you guys are also really close, or has it kind of stayed antagonistic?

Devan:  No, I think that the older we get, the more she’s evolved into my best friend, whereas before, she was my enemy.


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Devan has an older sister. Even though they are close, there is still a rivalry between them. Mason has a sister, too, but she is younger than him and they do not have any sibling rivalry. Mason thinks there may be more jealousy and competition between two sisters than between a sister and a brother.

Devan agrees. She says it is also difficult being the younger sister, because she feels like she is supposed to be just like her older sister. Her older sister is supposed to be the role model, and Devan is supposed to follow her example.

Even though there is still some rivalry between them, Devan and her sister are no longer enemies. In fact, now they are more like best friends.

Do you have a sister? Is there any sibling rivalry between you? Is your sister more like your enemy or your best friend?



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yes i do have elder sister and she is my best frined.  she always takes care of me and there for me everytime. 

05:51 AM Sep 07 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yep i have 3 sisters. oh i really really love them they are my only best friendsss thx God cuz im never alone.they help me when ever i need …..

03:43 PM Aug 16 2013 |

Liana's Dream

United States

i have just a sister,she’s older than me and she’s the best

01:44 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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your sister can be a good friend for you,and you can talk with her about enyting.

i have two older sisters.

05:27 AM Oct 29 2012 |




oh i love my sisters my older sister(Anna) is 25 years old and my youger sister(Lianda)is 20 years old,they are great sisters for me.

09:42 AM Sep 19 2012 |




My sister is my enemy! She’s still annoying me! She’s talking too much, she’s doing everything like me! I love her, but I hate her, too!

10:42 AM Jul 04 2012 |



my little sisters is closest to me than any person .Ido’t know  Why?

I feel  when i talk to her i’m comfortable.

06:17 PM Jun 24 2012 |

Talia Do

Talia Do

Viet Nam

Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among children, blood-related or not. The sibling bond is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and people and experiences outside the family.

My elder sister and I spent more time together during childhood than we do with our parents. Our rivalry happened throughout childhood and lessened over time. Like other families those have more than one child, from a young age, we were sensitive to differences in parental treatment and fighting with each other as a way to get parental attention.

Parenting plays an important part in the harmonization between children in a family. The way parents interact and behave with their children is a major cause of why their children interact and behave the way they do.

We are lucky to have a reasonable mother who always knew how to solve the dispute between my sister and me when we were young. Until now when I am old enough to know how to treasure the love with my sister, I feel the need to thank our parents for having given birth to not only her or me but both of us so that we can enjoy the special sibling bond.

Now when we grow up, marriage may drives us apart, but the in-law relationship is so good that now sometimes I believe instead of having only one sister, now I have two more brothers (who actually are my husband and my brother in law.)

Oh, how I wish my sister were here so that I can give her a big tight hug. 

08:22 AM Jun 24 2012 |

diana den

diana den



09:30 PM Jun 19 2012 |

Irene Forever


Alex, to be a wife is not a big deal, to be a friend for life is a purpose. :)

08:24 PM Jun 19 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of


It was wonderful!!!!

Thanks a lot My Dear Sister Irene!:)

06:51 PM Jun 19 2012 |

Irene Forever


Thank you, my dear sister Mahtab, for the touching poem.

The Importance Of A Sister by  Shiv Sharma

A sister is someone who loves you from the heart,
No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart.
She is a joy that cannot be taken away,
Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

A friend who helps you through difficult times,
Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes.
A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile,
These memories last for miles and miles.

When she is by your side, the world is filled with life,
When she is not around, your days are full of strife.
A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love,
She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.

A companion to whom you can express your feelings,
She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings.
Whether you are having your ups or downs,
She always helps you with a smile and never frowns.

With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend,
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.

With love,


04:44 PM Jun 19 2012 |



I have three sisters.When we were children,we were enemies.Now,we are best friends.It is a very happy thing that I have so many sisters.

08:42 AM Jun 19 2012 |

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I’m the youngest of my siblings. My elder brothers and sisters give me too much love and care.

08:10 AM Jun 19 2012 |



I don’t have a sister,but I have a younger-brother. When we were child,it was sure that there was a sibling rivalry,and always we’re enemy each other. I guess even now we’re not good relation.

09:01 PM Jun 17 2012 |

durra ahmed


my sister is all i have in this world i like her and even i married she stay my angel

08:51 PM Jun 17 2012 |



I don’t have a sister, but a friend who is like a good sister. 

07:25 PM Jun 17 2012 |

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I don´t have a sister and I´ve never wondered if it´s good or not, it´s just fate. But I think that friends can be like brothers and sisters, and if you´re lucky, there´s less jealousy and envy.

However, I now a lot sisters who´re really fond of each other and it doesn´t matter whether they´re really different or very alike. So that doesn´t seems to be the point.

But as pleasant as it might seems for an non-participant sometimes, I just can´t imagine a sister realtionship without any of those poor elements (jealousy etc.). So if I´d have the choice, I prefered a brother ;)

04:20 PM Jun 17 2012 |



I wish I had one. 

03:04 PM Jun 17 2012 |

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wow,i like my sisters too,wish we could be happy forever,and be together forever:)

02:28 PM Jun 17 2012 |

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