Learn English – My sister’s husband’s parents in relation to me


I have a sister. What are her husband's parents to me (i.e. her parents in-law)?

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Your sister is married, her husband is your brother-in-law, when referring to his parents you can say: my brother-in-law's parents

Google Books has 91 hits for brother-in-law's parents

As friends and family visited my sister with offers of food, money and emotional support.My brother-in-law's parents, brother, sister, and extended family came from Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Long Island and Florida.

Your sister is married and her husband's parents are her in-laws. Her husband's mother is her mother-in-law, while his father is her father-in-law. Consequently, you could also call them: my sister's parents-in-laws.

But astonishingly, Google Books has no results for sister's parents-in-laws.

Instead, the shortened in-laws is preferred. The expression: sister's in-laws is reported 363 times by Google Books.

My sister's in-laws did not live in Nanjing, and this created a housing problem. Most new couples could not get a housing unit from the government. They had to live with one or the other's parents for a while, usually the husband's.
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