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l3376876

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Being a confident student, Andrew is always at ease with his friends. It sounds really odd to my ears. What do you think? Thanks.
 
  • Hockey13

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    AmEnglish/German
    Being a confident student, Andrew is always at ease with his friends. It sounds really odd to my ears. What do you think? Thanks.
    It sounds perfectly fine to me, though I might use "around his friends." Both, however, mean:

    Being a confident student, Andrew is always at ease in the company of his friends.

    At ease is also a common military command which in the US means:

    At Ease: the service member is allowed to move all but the right foot, but may not speak (Navy may speak in this formation and also may move around)
     
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