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    Default Re: good friends / a good friend

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat
    "Mrs." should not end with a full stop in BrE.
    That's what the authorities who deal in punctuation say, kohyoongliat. Now, speaker preference is a different issue. Some BrE writers might use Mrs. if their audience is North American.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat
    Could you please let me know whether both sentences are correct and whether they have the same meaning?
    Yes, and yes. There are two different structures here,

    be good friends with
    be a good friend of

    Both carry the same meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat
    Also, Mrs is BrE while Mrs. is AmE. Am I right?
    That's what the authorities say, kohyoongliat. Again, speaker preference is a different story. AmE writers might use Mrs if their audience is British.

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

    No worries.

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    Default Re: good friends / a good friend

    Hi Casiopea

    Thanks for your reply and the correction of my error in regard to 'inconvenience'.

    Please feel free to correct whatever mistakes I make whenever you detect them.

    I notice that there is a green circle beside my name. What does it indicate?

    What is the difference between 'posting a new thread' and 'ask a teacher'? Whenever I want to post something, I notice there are two options: 'new thread' and 'ask a teacher'. I've made use of both when posting, but I have not detected any difference.

    By the way, how and when does a member become a moderator? Could you please enlighten me? Thanks in advance.

    Sorry for having so many questions to ask you. And sorry for the inconvenience.

    All the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I notice that there is a green circle beside my name. What does it indicate?
    Green means active. That is, you are on-line. When you're off-line, the circle is grey in color. Innactive.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat
    What is the difference between 'posting a new thread' and 'ask a teacher'? Whenever I want to post something, I notice there are two options: 'new thread' and 'ask a teacher'. I've made use of both when posting, but I have not detected any difference.
    The 'ask a teacher' option sends your post to the Ask a Teacher Forum.

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    By the way, how and when does a member become a moderator?
    Our Webmaster, Red5, and our site Editor, Tdol, make those decisions.

    All the best.

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    Thanks for the information.

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