30 th generation down the line from the famous king.

rituparnahoymoy

Senior Member
Assamese -India
There was a famous king and now his descendant is occupying the throne.

He is the 30th generation down the line from the famous king.

This sentence seems wrong to me.
 
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You could say something like 'He's the great, great, great . . . (+ 24 [I think] more 'greats') grandson of King XYZ.'

    Or 'He's a descendent of XYZ, who was king thirty generations ago.'

    It would be much easier if we didn't have to mention how many generations there are between them, and just said 'He's a descendent of King XYZ'.
     

    exgerman

    Senior Member
    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    It would be much easier if we didn't have to mention how many generations there are between them, and just said 'He's a descendent of King XYZ'.
    You can have your cake and eat it too:

    "He's a 30th-generation descendant of king XYZ".
     
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