If someone compliments you, and you want to respond with the same compliment, Is it grammatically incorrect to say “As are you my friend."

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It depends on exactly how the compliment is phrased. If they say 'you are [adjective/noun/whatever]' then yes it is correct. So: You are really kind! As are you! :-)

But if somebody say something like 'I really like you', it wouldn't work, because 'as are you' basically means 'you are as well/too'. So a response to 'I really like you' could be 'likewise!'(slightly more formal) or 'same to you!' (a bit less formal).

The one thing I would say is that 'as are you sounds' a little elevated, and I would say 'so are you' sounds a bit more natural.

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