Essay Sample 38

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Comment on the following statement:

You can have only one true friend. 

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
—   explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position




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The question of friendship has been discussed for quite a long time. Some people say that one can have only one real friend, whereas others do not agree. They believe that a person can have a lot of true fiends.

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In my opinion a person can have a lot of real friends. First of all, true friend is not a special number, it is more a principle, an ability to sacrifice himself for the sake of a friend. For example, a true friend is always ready to help when their friend is in times of trouble. There is a saying, “a friend in need is a friend indeed”. Secondly, a true friend can tell a person the truth no matter how hard it might sound

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At the same time there are people who say that there can be only one real friend. A person cannot be open to many people and share with them all his or her thoughts and ideas, being fully sincere with them

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I do not agree with the opinion mentioned above. There are not a prescribed number of friends for a person. This number depends on a person, his or her character, personal preferences and many other individual things

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In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight a person can have only one real friend, but in actual fact there can be many. Thus, I strongly believe people can have not only one true friend.

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