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  1. #113-Jun-2016, 12:17

    False friends are worse than open enemies

    Hello


    Would you please come up with synonymous sentences for the following sentence?


    False friends are worse than open enemies.

    Thanks a lot
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  2. #213-Jun-2016, 12:38

    Re: False friends are worse than open enemies

    Perhaps:

    False friends are worse than genuine enemies.

    I don't know another way to say that.
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  3. #313-Jun-2016, 22:07

    Re: False friends are worse than open enemies

    Hi, Majid!

    It's a difficult sentence, because while "friends" and "enemies" are opposites, "false" and "open" are not.

    Tarheel is on the right track, but false friends ARE genuine enemies, so it doesn't quite get at your meaning.

    So your original version might be best.

    This doesn't answer your question, but we sometimes say "With friends like that, who needs enemies?"

    That can refer to a false friend. It can also refer to a real friend who creates problems without meaning to.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.
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  4. #414-Jun-2016, 01:29

    Re: False friends are worse than open enemies

    Perhaps:

    Those who pretend to be your friends are worse than those who are openly your enemies.

    Or:

    False friends get close enough to stab you in the back.
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1. Never say die. Meaning: never give up.

2. False friends are worse than open enemies. Meaning: it’s better to know who your real enemies are than trust someone than someone who pretends to be a friend.

3. Half a loaf is better than none. Meaning: you should be grateful for something even if it’s not as much as you wanted.

4. However long the night, the dawn will break. Meaning: bad things don’t last forever.

5. The devil looks after his own. Meaning: success comes to those who deserve it least.

6. The die is cast. Meaning: a decision that has been made and it’s impossible to change it.

7. There’s no fool like an old fool. Meaning: an older person is expected to behave more sensibly.

8. Walls have ears. Meaning: be careful, people could be listening.

9. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Meaning: worrying over small details can make them seem worse.

10. Misery loves company. Meaning: when people are sad they often like others to feel sad too.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on December 2, 2012

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