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    Have good reputation WITH somebody

    Hi
    I just read a sentence like this: "she has established a good reputation WITH herself and neighbors. "

    I could understand:sb has a good reputation AMONG others. But really confused with the usage of "with" here. How to understand this sentence?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge.

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    Re: Have good reputation WITH somebody

    Hi.
    I just read a sentence like this sentence: "She has established a good reputation WITH herself and neighbors. "

    I could understand (no colong here) "sb somebody has a good reputation AMONG others" but I am really confused with by/about the usage of "with" here. How to can I understand this sentence?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge. ​Unnecessary. You can thank us after we help you by clicking on the "Thank" button.
    Welcome to the forum.

    The original is unnatural. A person doesn't establish a good reputation with themselves! Who wrote that sentence and where did you find it? I changed "a sentence like this" to "this sentence" because I hope you have given us the exact sentence you saw. If you only saw a sentence like it, we won't be able to help because we don't know exactly what you read.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Nov-2017 at 09:27. Reason: Fixed quote box
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Have good reputation WITH somebody

    This is how I would write it:

    She has established a good reputation among her neighbors.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Have good reputation WITH somebody

    Hi
    Thanks for the replies and the correction. Very helpful.
    I read this sentence in the classical novel of <Great Expectations>,by Charles Dickens,in the beginning of the Chapter 2. The original context is:" My sister was twenty years older than I,and had established a great reputation WITH herself and the neighbors because she had brought me up "by hand". "..........
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    Re: Have good reputation WITH somebody

    Bear in mind that Charles Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870. Language has changed quite a lot since then.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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