Thu 23 May, 2013 03:49 am
When we want to say someone's behaviour is very informal, sometimes in a way that is unpleasant, we can say
eg You seem to be on very familiar terms with your tutor.
If I wanted to say HE pretends to be a close acquiantance of HERS, can I say?:
-He pretends to be on familiar terms with her and asks many questions about her private affairs.
Sure, you can say that. You should keep in mind that one can only pretend to others to be on familiar terms with anyone else. The person about whom one pretends to be on familiar terms knows better--one only fools other people.
You've taught me one thing that my dictionary didn't.