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    #1

    wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    He wants to be friends with you on Facebook.
    Is the above sentence grammatical?
    Last edited by sitifan; 05-Jan-2015 at 12:32.
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    #2

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    He wants to befriends with you on Facebook.
    Is the above sentence grammatical?
    I think you have copied and pasted those words from somewhere. They appeared in a very strange box when I tried to quote them (I changed it) and you will notice that the space between "be" and "friends" was lost in the process.

    "He wants to be friends with you on Facebook" is correct. You can also say "He wants to be your Facebook friend".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    'To be friends with you', 'to be a friend of yours', 'to be your friend'.
    Do they mean the same?
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    #4

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    Pretty much, though in the context of Facebook, being a friend is a status and so I wouldn't say it was the same thing as being friends in real life.

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    #5

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    - Are you friends with Simon?
    - Yes. Well, Facebook friends!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    He wants to be friends on Facebook.


    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #7

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    Yes.
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    #8

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    Would be also ok to say 'He wants us to be friends' :)

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    #9

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    Yes. Your question needs to end with a question mark, not an emoticon.

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    #10

    Re: wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by English-with-Eva View Post
    Would ​it also be also ok OK to say 'He wants us to be friends'? :)
    See above for how your post should have looked. You can say "He wants us to be friends" but it doesn't have the same meaning as any statement about being friends on Facebook.

    I'm rather surprised that your member profile says you are a native English speaker and an English teacher.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Jan-2015 at 20:03.
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