Mark Anthony were the best of friends in many ways. For one thing…
MARK: Anthony’s best friend
ANTHONY: Mark’s best friend
Mark Anthony were the best of friends in many ways. For one thing, they always introduced each other that way.
“Hi, I’m Anthony, and this is my best friend Mark,” for example, was something that Anthony might say.
“Hi, I’m Mark, and this is my best friend Anthony,” to give a second example, was something which was often said by Mark.
Even though they already knew they were the best of friends, the constant repetition of the fact made it register in the subconscious of everyone they knew. Mark Anthony felt successful, because—being social animals—the acceptance of others gave them a warm, fuzzy feeling.