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    #1

    Are sentences correct?

    1. He is a good friend to George.
    2. He is a good friend of George.

    Are both sentences correct? If so, what is the difference in their meanings?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    1. He is a good friend to George.
    => He is good to George.

    2. He is a good friend of George's.
    => He's George's friend.

    All the best.

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    1. He is a good friend to George.
    => He is good to George.

    2. He is a good friend of George's.
    => He's George's friend.

    All the best.
    Just to confirm: #2 means He is one of George's good friends.

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Just to confirm: #2 means He is one of George's good friends.
    Yes.

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks, Casiopea.

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