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    unless you make

    Unless you make friends, you will feel lonely.

    Can we use "alone" instead of "lonely"?

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    Re: unless you make

    Yes, you can.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: unless you make

    Anil Giria, I thought you might be interested in exploring the difference between "alone" and "lonely". Here is how the Cambridge Dictionary explains it:

    is an adjective and an adverb meaning that no other person is with you.
    She was alone when she heard the sad news. (adjective)
    Do you live alone? (adverb)
    Lonely means that no other person is with you and that you are sad and unhappy as a result. We may choose to be alone but generally we do not choose to be lonely:
    Without her friends, it was a long and lonely journey.
    She says she feels very lonely and depressed living in that big house.
    We don’t use lonely as an adverb:
    I prefer going to lunch alone.
    Not: I prefer going to lunch lonely.

    (Cambridge Dictionary Online)
    Last edited by kilroy65; 30-Jan-2016 at 13:11. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: unless you make

    Kilroy has given you a good pointer there. You will hear people say "I feel alone" but it more usual to say "I am alone" or "I feel lonely".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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