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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
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Is "I want to/wanna make friends with you." proper English?

An American youtuber expressed that "I want to/wanna make friends with you." is strange and not good spoken English. Therefore, native English speakers won't use such a sentence. Instead, one should say, "We should hang out sometime." or "I hope we can get to know each other better." Is that so? Why? Cause the culturally social aspect hidden in the language? How about "I would like to make friends with you."? Is this better or good to say so?


  • luridlurid Posts: 9
    edited February 6
    How about I want to be friend with you. "I want to/wanna make friends" seems a little bit strange to me. Former one is better in my opinion.

    And the other sentences you gave don' t have the same meaning I think
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 36,127 mod
    Nothing wrong with 'I want to make friends with you,' @simplebeing. 'Wanna' is an American shortened form of 'want to' and so if you're speaking correctly, maybe to avoid.

    @lurid 'I want to be friend with you' is not quite correct as this should be 'I want to be friendfriends with you.'

    Then both these sentences are just the same and one isn't better than the other.
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