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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    from him being a...

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) We became friends from him being a patient of mine.
    2) We became friends from him being a patient.

    I heard something like this somewhere. I think the meaning is that he was a patient of mine and we became friends. But I don't think the sentence is correct. One does get the meaning though.

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    Navi.

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    Re: from him being a...

    I'd use "through" not "from". I'd also use "We met" instead of or as well as "We became friends". I'd use "his" not "him".

    We met and became friends through his being one of my patients.

    However, there are much more natural and everyday ways of saying this:

    We met when he became one of my patients. We later became friends.
    We met when he was my patient. We went on to become friends.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: from him being a...

    Or,
    He was my patient, and we went on to become friends.

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