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    Exclamation people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Which word is better “companions or companionship”?
    Dogs have been man’s best friends for thousands of years, and nowadays they are some people’s only comanionship/companions.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 19-Oct-2017 at 17:53. Reason: change verb

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Use companions. The dogs are companions. Companionship is the relationship.

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    “They are some people’s only companionship” is suggested by a native teacher.

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Which word is better, “companions" or "companionship”?
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    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That's because some native speakers say it.
    So the following is more natural.
    Dogs have been man’s best friends for thousands of years, and nowadays they are some people’s only companions.


    Now, how about the sentence below? Which one is better?
    Dogs love you more that they love themselves, and they are very loyal, so they can make delightful companions/companionship.

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    So the following is more natural.
    Dogs have been man’s best friends for thousands of years, and nowadays they are have always been some people’s only companions.

    Now, how about the sentence below? Which one is better?
    Dogs love you more than they love themselves, and they are very loyal, so they can make delightful companions. /companionship.
    #1 (if you had numbered them) is better. We don't know whether dogs love us more than they love themselves.

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    We don't know whether dogs love us more than they love themselves.
    Dogs have been man’s best friends for thousands of years, and nowadays they arehave always been some people’s only companions.
    Thanks Rover_KE.
    All of the sentences suggested by a native English teacher.

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Thanks Rover_KE.
    All of the sentences were suggested by a native English teacher.
    Really?

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Really?
    Yes.
    If we wanted to avoid repeating the words "companions" twice, what would be an alternative word?

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    Re: people’s only comanionship or companions.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Yes.
    If we wanted to avoid repeating the words "companions" twice, what would be an alternative word?
    Give me a sentence, and I might have an idea.

    (We wouldn't say "repeating it twice". By repeating it you're saying it twice.)
    Last edited by Tarheel; 21-Oct-2017 at 14:52. Reason: Fix typo

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