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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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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

My Dear Irene!

Thanks for your beautiful comment and picture!

The Woman I Call Sister

The woman I call sister
Is someone who is there
The woman I call sister
Is someone who always cares.

The woman I call sister
Can make me smile when times are blue
The woman I call sister
Is someone very true.

The woman I call sister
By choice, is my best of friend
The woman I call sister
Will be there till the end

The woman I call sister
Is the blessing from God above
The woman I call sister
Is the sister that I’ll always love.

Love you My Sister.Kiss




Okay, I should tell you guys, I have so many sisters from all over the world :D Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan, Ukraine, Iran, Russia, Germany, AMerica and other country as well. Unfortunately I don’t have my blood sister but that’s alright because God blessed me with two brothers. Our family relation is going well, there is no sibling rivalry but family feud sometimes, emm… don’t worry that’s just a minor fight hehehe. You know some of you may have experience to be the eldest and t’s not easy to deal with your position likely me everything I do and my behavior, the way how I act I need to consider whether it is good to be watched by my both brothers or not. I’m not trying to be role model but I don’t want to give a bad example for them. After all I’m the biggest. I love them very much though they are naughty and sometimes drove me mad. But I’m trying to be their best friend and as much as I can I try to be close with both of them. Ah brothers sometimes I really wanna kick your ass Kiss

02:13 PM Jun 17 2012 |

Irene Forever


What I like in Islam is the right to call each other as brothers or sisters. Isn’t it great! We are all brothers and sisters! I don’t know better position to have on the Earth. In order to live with love we should treat others the same way we want them to treat us.

The Bible says about it clearly:

“If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

1 John 4:20-21

Irene Forever


Dearest Mahtab, my DEAR SISTER,

I really love you. You deserve all best words in the World. I would like we were sisters in reality, but we can’t choose our position in the life. Nevertheless, I’m happy to meet you here on Ebaby and hope to meet you in reality in my hospitable country, Ukraine.

Thank you, my dear Sister.

Be always happy!

Irene Forever


Dear Rockyy, thank you for the warm attitude to all woman. I always enjoy reading your thoughts.

11:49 AM Jun 17 2012 |



good web site Smile

10:44 AM Jun 17 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

all of my sisters are my friends & my younger sister is my best friend,to me sibling rivalry doesnt mean.whenever i became ill all of them beome sad.we wish good things for each other.

10:23 AM Jun 17 2012 |



Saudi Arabia

That what my sister is saying to me all the time that I’m the role model , because always I deal with things that she should do it, but the result not satisfied to our parents and they start to say why dont you do what your old sister do, that in the past, now it’s different we both close friend , thank Allah for that and that what should  the sisters and brother be friend to each other.

08:51 AM Jun 17 2012 |



my sister doesn´t sibiling rivalry with me, we understand very much and now also we get on well. When we were girls, we argued all time by bunkum, for example when my sister weared my close clothing or when my sister didn´t behave with our parents.   

12:21 AM Jun 17 2012 |



United States

i don’t have a sister, thats because i am a sister. i really wonder what it fells like to have a sister but luckily, i can ask my brother.Undecided

08:07 PM Jun 16 2012 |




I Don’t Have a Sister Frown

08:04 PM Jun 16 2012 |



I have 3 sisters and we have nice bonding .we share most of the thing among us.Sometimes, we gettogether,make some idea for eachother,try to help each other ,and always hope that keep  good understanding among us. May Allah bless my sisters.

12:14 PM Jun 16 2012 |




Yes, I have a sister and we’re kind of bestfriends. Sometimes though, we misunderstood each other but that’s natural. We can’t avoid having an issue with anyone around us…we’re just human. I love my family so much, I won’t let any words or anyone destroy us.

11:24 AM Jun 16 2012 |

snow l

snow l

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yeah happily i have nice supportive sisters;)
we’re like close friends:0)
sharing secrets even clothes sometimes!
hope all siblings have good relationship…

09:38 AM Jun 16 2012 |

awesome mina


i have two sisters n i am too close with one of them.i can share my stories with her n we love each other so much.she is younger than me but still too close.actually my sister is my best freind sometimes…

09:13 AM Jun 16 2012 |



All my friends are my sisters  , really I love them Kiss

09:01 AM Jun 16 2012 |




Hey My Dear Mahtab & Dear Buttafly…
You’re always welcome… :)
Hahaha… Yeah sure…
It’s my request to your brother & I hope he will appreciate your sacrifices…
Well I appreciate you… :)
Not even to him but to all of us (Men…)
It’s my request to respect what you all do for us throughout our lives…
If we can’t return that all then atleast we should appreciate that…

08:20 AM Jun 16 2012 |




oh well i don`t have sister unfortunately i just have brothers and i am againest Mason that there is rivalry betwen bother and sister sometimes if they are close to each other by ege like me and my brother i am the older one and my nexy brother younger than me by 2 years and we were really naughty kids and we fighted and made alot of rivalry betwen us in our childhood and also our teenage we didn`t envoved until when become 23 jejejejej and from time to time we geting back this rivaly again , but really he my best friend and beloved brother now . God bless him with all my bothers too and your siblings guys …

06:53 AM Jun 16 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Dear Rocky!

I want to thank you as a woman!:)

Be happy my little wise brother!:D

06:14 AM Jun 16 2012 |




Hmmm… Yeah I’m lucky… I have 2 Sisters…
There’s never a sibling rivalry among us…
We’re like best friends… :)
Though I’m the youngest one…
But we all live like the friends of same ages…

I personally believe that Women are the greatest gift from God…

Whether they’re Mothers… Sisters… Wives… Daughters… or even Friends…
They just brighten the life of the one who lives with them…
& I hope that everyone of us would realize that…
They all are meant to love… & never to leave…
Stay Blessed everyone…

05:48 AM Jun 16 2012 |

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