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    A true friend is (the one) who always cares about you.

    A true friend is the one who always cares about you here and there.

    A true friend is who always cares about you here and there.


    My question is: is the second one without the one correct English?

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    Re: A true friend is (the one) who always cares about you.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    A true friend is the one who always cares about you here and there.

    A true friend is who always cares about you here and there.


    My question is: is the second one without the one correct English?

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    No.
    I'd say, "A true friend is someone who always cares about you."
    "here and there" is not right.

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    Re: A true friend is (the one) who always cares about you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No.
    I'd say, "A true friend is someone who always cares about you."
    "here and there" is not right.
    Here is the excerpt from Moem's story, 'He took her here, there and everywhere'. As for me it looks pretty much like the mentioned. Could you please explain why it's not right?

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    Alex.

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    Re: A true friend is (the one) who always cares about you.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Here is the excerpt from Moem's story, 'He took her here, there and everywhere'. As for me it looks pretty much like the mentioned. Could you please explain why it's not right?

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    Alex.
    Several reasons:
    If a true friend is one who cares about you always, then it's superfluous to add adverbs of place to distinguish where they will care about you. Always implies everywhere and anywhere.

    If you add "here and there" then you're saying that a true friend always cares about you here and there, but maybe not in other places, for example, near here, or just beyond there.

    "Here and there" often means "a few random places".
    A: Where have you been?
    B: Oh, here and there. (Doesn't want to be specific).
    A true friend doesn't just care about you in a few random places.

    So, you might now ask, what about "... here, there and everywhere."?
    Again, it's redundant, as in point 1. Also, it sounds silly.
    If you have to add this, it would be better as "A true friend is someone who always cares about you no matter where you are."

    The line from the story you quote is supposed to sound strange and silly. No one says that unless they are trying to be humourous.

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    Re: A true friend is (the one) who always cares about you.

    Very good explanation . I've got no questions left.

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