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    Is it to be familiar to/familiar with?

    Hi, can anyone tell me if my sentence is correct?

    Sentence A is familiar to sentence B.

    I am not sure if my sentence is correct.I have been googling the answer but still couldn't find an answer to solve it.

    There are some explanation between "familiar to" and "familiar with".
    The people are familiar with something.
    Something is familiar to the people.


    But my question is what word order should I use if something is the same as something.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is it to be familiar to/familiar with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lim Choon Yen View Post
    Sentence A is familiar to sentence B.
    Do you mean 'sentence A is similar to sentence B'?

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    Re: Is it to be familiar to/familiar with?

    "Sentence A is similar to sentence B" or "Sentence A is the same as sentence B". Whichever is the case. It's not possible to use "familiar".

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    Re: Is it to be familiar to/familiar with?

    'Familiar to' means 'well-known to', see http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/familiar_1 Definition#1

    Quote Originally Posted by Lim Choon Yen View Post
    ... something is the same as something.
    'Identical to' can mean 'the same as'.

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 08-Jul-2014 at 11:27.

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