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    Cool count or count on?

    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct:

    'You can count on me as a good friend', or 'you can count me as a good friend' or neither of them?

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    Default Re: count or count on?

    Both are correct.

    'count on' means 'depend on, rely on'

    'count me..." means, when tallying up how many friends you have, you can include me in that number. Very important for a politician to know, and how many others have knives ready to stick in his back!

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    Cool Re: count or count on?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Both are correct.

    'count on' means 'depend on, rely on'

    'count me..." means, when tallying up how many friends you have, you can include me in that number. Very important for a politician to know, and how many others have knives ready to stick in his back!
    Thanks. So 'you can count me as good friend' (= you can trust me) is correct, isn't it?

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    Default Re: count or count on?

    I am not a teacher, but I'd say
    'You can count me as a good friend'
    or even
    'You can count me among your friends"

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    Default Re: count or count on?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Thanks. So 'you can count me as good friend' (= you can trust me) is correct, isn't it?
    (not a professional teacher) I think David has explained it very well. For the "trust" or "rely" sense you're after, it is "you can count on me" that you want here. "If you're listing your friends, be sure to count me". "If you've got a problem that needs fixing, you can count on me".

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    Default Re: count or count on?

    You see on the page what is in your mind. I totally missed the absence of the 'a' !! I copied and pasted the sentence so didn't type it, when I might have caught it.

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