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    Talking [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

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    What is the most important characteristic of a good friend ? Explain why by including details and examples to support your explaination.
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    In my opinion, I specially regard straightforwardness of a good friend. First, I seem to be intolerable when my friends were speaking about something but they lacked straightforwardness, didn't speak directly about the matter. It made me to have doubts about that. Furthermore, the most important thing that is I knew what he thougt about me and we can offer together suggestions openly.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    :(( no one give me an advice.

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vi.et View Post
    Q
    What is the most important characteristic of a good friend ? Explain why by including details and examples to support your explaination.
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    In my opinion, I specially regard straightforwardness as essential/important/necessary of in a good friend. First, I seem to be intolerant when my friends were are speaking about something but they lacked straightforwardness, and don't speak directly about the matter. It makes me to have doubts about that [About what?] . Furthermore, the most important thing that is that I know what he thinks about me and we can offer together share suggestions openly.

    Thanks in advance.
    You like the straightforwardness of a friend.
    You look for straightforwardness in a friend.
    Straightforwardness is important in a friend.

    You are talking about something that is still in your personality - use the present tense. If you were talking about the past; "When I was younger ..." all of your past tenses would be right.

    This type of "straightforwardness" is usually expressed as "honesty" - though honesty is a wider concept. "Honesty in communication" is a good alternative.

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    Thanks Raymott so much, I've been waiting a replay for a long time (for me ). My class is crowded so my teacher can't advise me devotedly.
    Therefore I need help on this forum .

    Thanks Raymott so much for your help. It's very helpful for me.

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    Raymott, I have a query :
    Why do we have to use intolerant ? How about Intolerable ?

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vi.et View Post
    Raymott, I have a query :
    Why do we have to use intolerant ? How about Intolerable ?
    You have to use the right form for what you are saying.
    You find your friend's dishonesty intolerable.
    So, you are intolerant of your friend's dishonesty.
    You have an intolerance of dishonesty.

    Let's talk about loud noises.
    If you don't like them, you find them intolerable (in - toler - able; not able to be tolerated). You cannot tolerate them.
    That makes you intolerant of them; and you have a noise intolerance.

    PS: If you are intolerable, that means no one can tolerate you!

    tolerate - the base verb
    tolerable / intolerable - adjective
    tolerant / intolerant - adjectives.
    tolerance/intolerance - noun.

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You like the straightforwardness of a friend.
    You look for straightforwardness in a friend.
    Straightforwardness is important in a friend.
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    So if I said " I specially regard honesty as important thing ... ", then the latter would be "of a good friend", wouldn't it , or "in" ?

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    Re: [Correct my mistake of response] {grammar, collcation, ...}

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vi.et View Post
    So if I said " I specially regard honesty as important thing ... ", then the latter would be "of a good friend", wouldn't it , or "in" ?
    Not just by itself.
    If you said, "I specially regard honesty as an important thing ..." you could be referring to employees, politicians, or just people in general.

    You'd need to say: "I specially regard honesty as an important thing in a good friend"

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