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How would you express this please?

- We're are best friends today, but by next year we'll be closer to other people that we are to each other. (is this natural and correct?)

(meaning we won't be as closer to each other as we are to others, find other friend, we will no longer be as close)

Thank you
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The contraction "we're" expands to "we are" so the sentance reads "we are are".

Other than that, this sentance is natural and correct. It is very sad to assume that you will lose your "best friend."

Might I suggest: "We are good friends..." as this will imply a less drastic change.

If the other person is currently, literally, your 'best friend' then you can say something like.

"We are best friends. However, by next year we'll both have met some new friends."

Regards,

Cay
Thank you,

Sorry I didn't mean to write "We're are"

Can you tell me if there is something wrong with the underlined. Would you not change anything to make it more natural?

We are best friends today, but by next year we'll be closer to other people that we are to each other./to one another/together.

meaning we won't be as closer to each other as we are to others, find other friend, we will no longer be as close)

Thank you so much
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alc24

You cannot write "...that we are to each other..." it is "...than we are..."

What you are saying is not impossible. However, it's either very rude or sad to tell someone that you intend to go from being their 'best friend' to being closer to others. Remember that your 'best friend' is an absolute, they are the friend to whom you feel closest. How can you predict that you will meet someone and become more close to them than you are currently with your 'best friend'?

I can imagne a situation where a boy and a girl are going off to university in different states, and one of them has a fear that they will lose their closeness. If this is the sort of situation you are trying to express, then I would recommend a completely different wording.

If you must say:

"We are best friends today, but by next year we'll be closer to other people than we are to each other."

There is nothing wrong with this sentence, grammatically speaking. I am only trying to point out that it is a very odd thing to say, not that it is an odd way of saying it.

Hope this helps,

Cay
Thank you so much Clay

Could I ask you for a quick look at a few sentences please that I'm struggling with?

1 He still doesn't know which side of the elevator to get out/off. (2 door elevator)

2 How hot do you want the washing machine set at?

3 On/In your reservation, it say that breakfast is complimentary for you.

How would you say this please?

Because of technical problems, we overbooked (you). We'll have to send you to another hotel of/in our chain.

Don't you think that hotels in/of the same chain would have hotel rooms of the same size?

Thank you Clay and sorry for bothering you.
Hey Cay,

If you get a second, could you tell me what you think of these 3 sentences please?

Regards,

Alex
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He still doesn't know which side of the elevator to use.

How hot do you want the washing machine set? (in this case you do not need to end with a preposition.)

Your reservation says that breakfast is complimentary.

Sorry, but we accidentally overbooked. We will accomidate you at one of our other branches.

Don't you think hotels in the same chain would have rooms of the same size?

Regards,

Cay
Thank you

But for 1

1 He still doesn't know which side of the elevator to get out/off on. (2 door elevator)

Would it be "get out on" or "get off on" ?

As in

Is that correct?

Which side of the train will we be getting off on/out on?

Thank you
you get out of an elevator, you get off a train.
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