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    #1

    good friends / a good friend

    Did you know that Mrs. Cameron is good friends with your grandmother?

    Is the above sentence correct? I think it should be rephrased as follows:

    Did you know that Mrs Cameron is a good friend of your grandmother.

    "Mrs." should not end with a full stop in BrE.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.


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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    The first sentence is wrong, Mrs Cameron is only a person
    After Mrs, you both can add the fullstop there, it doesn't matter!

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    #3

    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Yes, this is right:

    Did you know that Mrs. Cameron is a good friend of your grandmother's?

    Or,

    Did you know that Mrs. Cameron makes good friends with your grandmother?


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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Yes, this is right:

    Did you know that Mrs. Cameron is a good friend with your grandmother's?

    Or,

    Did you know that Mrs. Cameron makes good friends with your grandmother?

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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    "Mrs." should not end with a full stop in BrE.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    This is from Guide to Punctuation by Larry Trask (University of Sussex, U.K.):

    "British usage favours omitting the full stop in abbreviations which include the first and last letters of a single word, such as Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr and St; American usage prefers (A) Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr. and St., with full stop. Most other abbreviated titles, however, require a full stop,...."

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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Hi Casiopea

    Thanks for your reply regarding abbreviations.

    What is your view regarding the query on the sentences? Do you agree with Angliholic's reply?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    The first sentence is wrong, Mrs Cameron is only a person.
    I'm not quite sure I understand what that means, Belly T.
    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T
    After Mrs, you both can add the fullstop there, it doesn't matter!
    Please see post #5.


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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    I'm not quite sure I understand what that means, Belly T.
    Please see post #5.
    Please see the topic first post, he used good friends

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    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    Please see the topic first post, he used good friends
    Ta. The phrase 'good friends' refers to two people: Mrs Cameron and the grandmother.

    Ex: They are good friends.
    Ex: She is good friends with her.
    Ex: She is a good friend of hers.

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    #10

    Re: good friends / a good friend

    Hello Casiopea

    1. Did you know that Mrs. Cameron is good friends with your grandmother?

    Is the above sentence correct? I think it should be rephrased as follows:

    2. Did you know that Mrs Cameron is a good friend of your grandmother.

    "Mrs." should not end with a full stop in BrE.

    If I'm not mistaken, so far I've got a firm reply to my questions. Could you please let me know whether both sentences are correct and whether they have the same meaning? Also, Mrs is BrE while Mrs. is AmE. Am I right?

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience I'm giving you.

    Many thanks in advance for your help.

    All the best

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