Company and friends

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Company and friends

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:41 am

My nephew has just turned 18. I want to tell him that it's very difficult to tell good people from bad people so he should make right friends or he will get in trouble. Are the following sentences correct to say in this case?

1. You'd better choose your company wisely.
2. You should associate with right friends.

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Re: Company and friends

Post by trolley » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:13 pm

Number one is fine, two is not grammatically. When I was growing up, my dad would often tell (warn) me "You will be known by the friends you keep." I really couldn't understand what he meant. Of course my friends will know me. What kind of useless, Fatherly advice was that? I was in my teens before the real meaning dawned on me. I wish he had explained it better...
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Re: Company and friends

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:32 pm

There's an English proverb which encapsulates this idea:

"He who lies down with dogs will get up with fleas".

(NB — Several variations of the wording exist.)
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Re: Company and friends

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:40 pm

trolley and Erik : Thank you guys very very much.
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