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    #1

    "write with friends"

    I repeatedly found the expression "you can write with friends online" in essays handed in by German students. It is obviously supposed to refer to an exchange of information. Since I cannot find "write with" on any list of phrasal verbs I am not sure, whether to accept this as formal English.

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    #2

    Re: "write with friends"

    Welcome to the forum, ginameister.

    Is that a literal translation from German?

    In English, we say 'You can write to friends...' or 'You can correspond with friends...'

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    #3

    Re: "write with friends"

    Thank you very much for your reply. The literal German translation would be considered colloquial, but it is increasingly used to describe an exchange of information in social networks as Facebook.

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    #4

    Re: "write with friends"

    On Facebook, you interact with friends online.

    not a teacher

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    #5

    Re: "write with friends"

    AS an exchange of information, it sounds OK to me, but I wouldn't consider it a phrasal verb.

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