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My best friend, Jody, is my cousin.
My cousin Jody is my best friend.
Which one is better?
Nov 22, 2022 at 22:16
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Both are grammatically valid. Neither is "better" but they have slightly different meanings. (1) emphasizes that Jody is the speaker's best friend, and says that Jody is also the speaker's cousin. (2) emphasizes the relation of cousin more. So it depends what one wants to express which is better. It is also to some extent a matter of style.
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