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italian, Italy
I've read this sentence: "My second cousin is friends with him and his wife". is this line correct?
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    I've never thought about this before, but it does seem a little strange.
    Strange or not, it's been used for a long time:
    1596 SHAKES. 1 Hen. IV, III. iii. 203, I am good Friends with my Father, and may do any thing.
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