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"My best friend would be my mother, because she understands me and I understand her."
Explanation: The conditional tense ("would be") is used here to convey the sense that the speaker is answering a question, along the lines of "Who would you say is your best friend?" -- Hope this helps!
Heathcliff United States Local time: 12:10 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 843
Explanation: I would say:
My best friend is my mother, because she understands me and I understand her. rather than would be because although Heathcliff's explanation of the conditional is correct, this tense has a different usage/meaning in ENglish. If you say would be you expect something afterwards (i.e. she would be my bf if she weren't so old, or whatever)
fmatteoda Spain Local time: 21:10 Native speaker of: English
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