family collocations and examples

 UK /ˈfæm(ə)li/

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a group of people who are related to each other


Adjectives frequently used with family
poor: disadvantaged, low-income, needy, poorThe grant is awarded to students from low-income families.rich: rich, wealthy, well-off, well-to-doHe came from a wealthy family.having two parents living together: two-parentUnfortunately, the report concludes that many fathers in two-parent families have low involvement with their children’s education.where one parent is reponsible for the family: lone-parent, one-parent, single-parentOne-parent families still have the greatest risk of poverty of any family type.loving and caring: close-knit, lovingWe are a very close-knit family and spend a lot of time together.having problems: dysfunctionalI was a lonely young man from a dysfunctional family.including aunts, uncles, cousins etc: extendedBalinese communities function more like large, extended families than the disconnected societies of the West.including just parents and children: immediate, nuclearThis is a free confidential help line, which is available to all staff and their immediate family.There is a decline in the number of traditional nuclear families.big: big, largeAnn then married Thomas Kennedy and had a large family.when a child has been adopted or is being cared for by a family that is not its own: adoptive, fosterWe are always looking for adoptive families for children aged between four and nine.She lived with various foster families in the 1980s.
Verbs frequently used with family
feed, clothe, educate etc children: bring up, feed, raise, supportMost of the group were widows, many struggling to support large families.have children: startIn the past, women gave up their jobs when they started a family.
 
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