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    two-way

    I want to express an idea that sometimes we receive love and care from another person, but it's impossible for us to return that love and care. Perhaps what we can do is later on to pass along the same kind of love to a third person, to help that third person, which will give us the same sense of satisfaction.

    Is the following sentence acceptable?
    Love is not necessarily two-way

    I know the concept of two-way communication, which indicates the direction, but I don't know if two-way can also be used as predicate, or can it convey my intended meaning here.

    Could you help explain it? Thank you.

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    Re: two-way

    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, that works. We often speak of a two-way street or a one-way street thus figuratively, and your reader will think of the street and not communication.

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    Re: two-way

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, that works. We often speak of a two-way street or a one-way street thus figuratively, and your reader will think of the street and not communication.
    Thank you for the reply. That means we can also say something is two-way?

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    Re: two-way

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    Thank you for the reply. That means we can also say something is two-way?
    Yes.

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