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    Default Does the use "two persons" sound natural?

    When two persons anger with each other,there is a long distance between their hearts.So they quarrel loudly to fill it.It's the reason for lovers talking in low voice.

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    Default Re: Does the use "two persons" sound natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    When two persons anger with each other,there is a long distance between their hearts.So they quarrel loudly to fill it.It's the reason for lovers talking in low voice.
    The whole thing sounds very unnatural indeed.

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    Default Re: Does the use "two persons" sound natural?

    I can anger you, and you can anger me. But two people can not "anger with each other."

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    Default Re: Does the use "two persons" sound natural?

    The 'get angry with each other.'

    b

    PS So the pattern is asymmetrical:

    I anger you [='You get angry with me because of something I've done.']
    You anger me [='I get angry with you because of something you've done.']
    no equivalent We get angry with each other.

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