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    #1

    get apart

    Hi,

    Can ''get aprt'' be used in the following sentence?

    ''I never wish to get apart with my beloved friends.''

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    #2

    Re: get apart

    That sentence does not work for me. It works as "be apart from my beloved friends".

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    Re: get apart

    The original sentence is unnatural.

    mawes, please wait longer than 11 minutes before giving answers you only 'think' might be correct. Allow teachers or native speakers to respond first.

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    #4

    Re: get apart

    I'm a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: get apart

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...t?q=grow+apart
    I found 'grow apart (from somebody)' above, but I am not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    I'm a native speaker.
    It seems that Rover_KE doesn't consider you to be so.

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    #6

    Re: get apart

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    I'm a native speaker.
    Sorry. I missed that.

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    #7

    Re: get apart

    Matthew, "grow apart" is indeed common but suggests the relationship changes over time. You can be physically still near someone from whom you have grown apart.

    "Be apart from" (or "be parted from") suggests being physically separated.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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