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    Hello,

    could you please tell me whether it is possible to say:

    "I regard your friendship highly" or "I highly appreciate your friendship"?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    You could, but the first doesn't sound particularly natural to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could, but the first doesn't sound particularly natural to me.
    Yes, it seems to me to suggest there's a but coming: I regard your friendship highly, but I don't love you.

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    I agree- if someone said it to me, I'd start watching my back.

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