[Grammar] Have good reputation WITH somebody

Yoyo2012

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

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

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

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.
 
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This is how I would write it:

She has established a good reputation among her neighbors.
 

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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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Bear in mind that Charles Dickens lived from 1812 to 1870. Language has changed quite a lot since then.
 
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