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    "must friend" and "true friend"

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    If people help you in your time of need, then they are true friends.
    Must friend: a best friend, a member of your inner circle, a person you count on when something big happens in your life
    Do You Have These Friends? | Psychology Today
    From the given context, do must friend and true friend have the same meaning, please?


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    Re: "must friend" and "true friend"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    From the given context, do must friend and true friend have the same meaning, please?

    By the definition given on that page, yes. However, "must friend" is not a normal collocation in English.

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    Re: "must friend" and "true friend"

    In fact, I've never seen it before. Ever.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "must friend" and "true friend"

    I find their decision to make all the descriptions of friends rhyme rather odd. It has led to very unlikely collocations with "friend" - Must, Trust, Rust and Just. I think they were very desperate to make them rhyme, and they probably started with "just". I don't think these terms will catch on.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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