Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. Are these sentences correct:

a) "You should go and MAKE company to your mother."

b) "You should go and MAKE your mother company."

2. And are these sentences correct:

a) "So, you were well accompanied."

b) "So, you were not so badly accompanied."

3. Finally, does this proverb exist in English:

"Better lone than in bad company."

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  • Pontus
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    1. none are good. Instead: You should go and keep your mother company.

    2. No in the USA, at least, would say those. Instead:

    a. So, you were in good company.

    b. So, you were not in such bad company.

    3. Yes, but it's usually worded as:

    Better be alone than in bad company. (most people include "be", but not strictly necessary. alone, and not "lone". They are not exactly the same).

    Source(s): native English speaker.
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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    1. Are these sentences correct?

    a) No.

    b) "You should go KEEP your mother company."

    2. And are these sentences correct:

    a) "So you were in good company." [no comma]

    b) "So you were not in such bad company." [no comma]

    3. Finally, does this proverb exist in English: Yes.

    "It's better TO BE ALONE than in bad company." ['mejor sol@ que mal acompañad@']

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  • James
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    1. you KEEP someone company

    2. these are awkward

    3. better alone than in bad company

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    1. No, they are not even CLOSE to correct.

    2. They are correct, but not one would say them

    3. Alone, not "lone".

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