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Which one is correct?

  1. I need a friend who will give importance to me.

  2. I need a friend who will importance me.

I think the former is correct but the website “sentencechecker.com” says it's the other way around (it says that sentence 2 has no errors).

Can someone explain which one is correct?

The author misses a friend who used to understand her in every way possible and cared for her. But now she's far away. So the author is looking to befriend a person who would value her the way her best friend used to.

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Neither of your suggested sentences are correct. Your spelling/grammar checker is wrong on this occasion.

I need a friend who will give importance to me.
I need a friend who will importance me.

We don't use "importance" (which is a measure of how important something/someone is) in this way.

Correct expressions would be:

I need a friend who is important to me.

(meaning that you value them)

I need a friend who considers me to be important.

(meaning that they value you)

If you really want to use the word "importance", you could say:

I need a friend who knows my importance.

However, this carries a meaning of self-importance, because it sounds like you are valuing your own importance. For that reason, it is unlikely to be what you mean to say.

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    There’s also the possibility that someone is looking to befriend a person that is “important” enough to make their friends more notable. We really need to better understand what the author is trying to express. – ColleenV Sep 17 at 16:04

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