a friendship is broken/breaks

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juliamay2

Senior Member
Greek
When you break up with a friend after a disagreement is it right to say "The friendship was broken." or "The friendship broke."?Or neither is correct?

Thank you.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    When you break up with a friend after a disagreement is it right to say "The friendship was broken." or "The friendship broke."
    Those sentences are understandable, Julia, but they don't sound very idiomatic to me.

    When I hear people talk about people that they are no longer friends with, they usually say "We're not friends anymore" or "We're no longer friends." "We broke off our friendship" is something I have heard, but I haven't heard it often.
     
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    juliamay2

    Senior Member
    Greek
    If we want to start our sentence with the word "Friendship" could we use "destroyed" or "spoiled" instead of "broken"?
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Please give us your example sentence, beginning with "Friendship" and using "destroyed" or "spoiled". I think "destroyed" could work, but I'd like to see how you want to use it.
     
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