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    friend

    A friend of mine

    My friend

    What is the difference between the two phrases?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: friend

    Hi,

    I think they are the same.

    However, there is a slight difference: "A friend of mine" is used to point out a specific person, while "my friend(s)" is a little general.

    Oh, I really need more discussion.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A friend of mine

    My friend

    What is the difference between the two phrases?

    Many thanks.
    There's no difference, unless you only have one friend - then you'd use the first. But if you are especially good friends with someone, or if the people you are talking to know who you are talking about, "my friend" is perfectly good.

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    Re: friend

    Thanks, LeUyenHoc and Raynott.

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