Sometimes phrases thought to be correct may not be grammatically correct.
At some other times, phrases that sound bad based on grammar may be correct.
Let’s examine whether “new addition in the family” is grammatically correct.
Well, checking out things like this keep us informed and in line with grammar.
Before we look at whether it is correct or not, the first thing will be to ask if it means anything at all from its sound.
Of course, it has a meaning from the way it sounds.
It means someone or something is being added to the family.
Looks like a new member of the family has just arrived or numbered with the family.
The meaning is not more than this.
The reason we are checking the meaning is that there is a school of thought that if people hear or understand what a phrase means, then it means that it is grammatically correct.
This originates from the idea that if it is not correct grammatically, people will not be able to comprehend it let alone be able to use it.
Grammatically, “new addition in the family” seems a little bit confusing.
The reason for this confusion is in the use of “in” in the phrase.
It would have been better if the word “to” is used in lieu of “in” used in the statement.
This is because of the word “addition” because it is supposed to be indicating an addition to and not addition in.
The emphasis in this piece seems to focus on “new addition” So, the question is whether “new addition” is the right combination.
These two words “new” and “addition” are close in meaning but they are different.
Being new means something fresh and it is this word that actually reflects that the person or object being referred to fresh to the system.
On the other hand, the word “addition” means the acquisition or a plus.
It is used to show that the object or person being referred to is new to the family.
Making a plus to the family can be seen as indicated in the statement.
Having checked the two words and understood what each stands for.
Then we can proceed if the two can be used together.
Because of the close meaning of the two words, it appears that it is a tautology.
This will make us ask why the speaker is not using just one of the words to indicate a new member or new thing in the family.
With this, “new in the family” will sound okay but “addition in the family” will only be correct based on the context it is used.
Lastly, the use of “new addition” makes it sound like it is an object that is being referred to.
It doesn’t sound like you are referring to a human being.
It sounds like something that is acquired for the family.
That can not be used to refer to a human being.
It is fine if you are talking about objects but a no when a person is being referred to.