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immediate family

This page is about the collocation immediate family

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

your closest relatives by birth, meaning only your parents, brothers, sisters and children

For example

  • After the accident, only members of her immediate family were allowed to see her.

  • He's only bringing his immediate family. His other relatives are staying in England.

Quick Quiz

Your immediate family includes

a. your brothers and sisters

b. your nephews and nieces

c. your uncles and aunts

Contributor: Matt Errey