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    Your (best) friend

    I've got a question, we are correcting students' exam papers. It is a basic level exam.
    One of the tasks was to write a letter to an English friend. A great deal of students have finished theirs with: Your (best) friend, .... (Mike).

    We are advised not to score that expression. I know that it may not be a perfect one, but is that incorrect? Would you accept it in an informal letter?

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    Re: Your (best) friend

    Quote Originally Posted by sirapple View Post
    I've got a question, we are correcting students' exam papers. It is a basic level exam.
    One of the tasks was to write a letter to an English friend. A great deal of students have finished theirs with: Your (best) friend, .... (Mike).

    We are advised not to score that expression. I know that it may not be a perfect one, but is that incorrect? Would you accept it in an informal letter?
    To a native speaker, that's perfectly acceptable in an informal letter: not that anyone writes letters any more. Young people in England are more likely to email or text each other!

    buggles(not a teacher)

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