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#1 (permalink) Mon Apr 14, 2014 16:10 pm   Toefl Essay: There are times when lying is acceptable. 

Dear Luschen;
Hi. Good time! Would you please evaluate this essay. I appreciate in advance :)

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “There are times when the lying is acceptable”.

Undoubtedly, lying is an ugly feature that might a person possesses. Sometimes, individuals habit to lie in any situation. They apply lying as an escaping tool when a situation become though. However in some cases, people resort to lying when they think this is the only option that they have and if they tell the truth everything become worse. So, they set exclusion for themselves and just in special cases they lie. In my point of view, lying is unconscious and wrong in any situation and individuals should be courage enough to tell the truths or be powerful enough to solve the problems in logic ways.
On the one hand, a group of people believe that lying is right when a person could not find any other way to solve a problem or explain their behavior. In fact, such persons believe in an old saying that “lying is better than telling the disputing truth”. For example, maybe a person has already done something wrong, for instance he reaches the work late, and their boss angrily ask the reason they may say a lie to calm the boss. As a result, such people think that telling lie is acceptable when telling the truth causes more problems so they avoid being brave and facing more distractions and difficulties.
On the other hand, another group of people believe that lying is unacceptable in any situation, and they should try to find logic and moral ways to solve their problem. These people believe that lying is wrong even though this is the only helpful way. They do not like to trick other people and they always try to be honest and frank. For example, if a person of this group make a mistake, for instance forget to take their kid from the school, he just try to convince their family by describing that he was very busy minded and forgot to take the kid. Such person just tries to convince others by telling truth and logic reasons.
In conclusion, taking all the reasons and details into account, I would like to stress that, in my viewpoint, lying is wrong in any situation, and people would always be honest, and it is not acceptable that a person resort to lying in the sake of avoiding the consequences of their behavior.

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#2 (permalink) Mon Apr 14, 2014 17:12 pm   Toefl Essay: There are times when lying is acceptable. 

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#3 (permalink) Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:14 am   Re: Toefl Essay: There are times when lying is acceptable. 

[quote="Ati65" “There are times when the lying is acceptable”.

Sometimes a good lie is better than the shitty truth.
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#4 (permalink) Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:09 am   Re: Toefl Essay: There are times when lying is acceptable. 

Hi Ati65, I thought your writing was pretty good, but it was not that convincing to me. You don't really prove your thesis, you just give examples of people who lie and people who tell the truth, and you just assume one is bad and the other is good. I always thought this prompt was a little hard to deny - I mean what if your wife asks "Does this dress make me look fat"? I guarantee you lying is often the best option in this situation! But anyway, your writing as I said was ok, though you did have some awkward and unclear phrases here and their. I notice you use "their" as a singular pronoun instead of "his or her". This is very common in speech and informal writing, but I don't think it is allowed yet on formal essays like this - maybe in a few years though! Overall, I would rate this a 3.5 out of 5.

Ati65 wrote:
Dear Luschen;
Hi. Good time! Would you please evaluate this essay. I appreciate in advance :)

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “There are times when the lying is acceptable”.

Undoubtedly, lying is an ugly feature {"ugly character flaw" sounds better here} that a person [might] possesses. Sometimes, [an] individual['s] habit [is] to lie in any situation. They apply lying as an escap[e ] tool when a situation become[s .[tough] {is this what you meant?} However in some cases, people resort to lying when they think this is the only option that they have and if they tell the truth everything [will] become worse. So, they set [an exception] for themselves and just in special cases they lie. In my point of view, lying is [unconscionable] and wrong in any situation and individuals should [have] courage {or "should be courageous enough"} enough to tell the [truth] or be powerful enough to solve the problems in logic[al] ways.
On the one hand, a group of people believe that lying is right when a person could not find any other way to solve a problem or explain their behavior. In fact, such persons believe in an old saying that “lying is better than telling the disputing truth”.{this saying is unclear to me - what exactly do you mean?} For example, maybe a person has already done something wrong, for instance he reaches work late, and their boss angrily ask[s ] the reason[;] they may say a lie{we don't really "say a lie" , it is always "tell a lie"} to calm the boss. As a result, such people think that telling lie[s ] is acceptable when telling the truth causes more problems so they avoid being brave and facing more distractions and difficulties. {you don't really say exactly why this is bad - why is telling a lie not good in this situation if it gets the worker out of trouble? Your are sort of "begging the question" here, by assuming the answer in your argument}
On the other hand, another group of people believe that lying is unacceptable in any situation, and they should try to find logic[a] and moral ways to solve their problem. These people believe that lying is wrong even though this is the only helpful way.{this sentence is a little unclear to me} They do not like to trick other people and they always try to be honest and frank. For example, if a person [in] this group {better to say though "if this type of person makes …"} make[s ] a mistake, for instance forget[s ] to take their kid from the school, he just tr[ies] to convince their family by describing that he was very busy minded{"absent-minded" is the common term} and forgot to take the kid. Such [a] person just tries to convince others by telling truth and logic reasons.{ok, once again you have given an example of another way to face a problem, but haven't really shown why this method is better}
In conclusion, taking all the reasons and details into account, I would like to stress that, in my viewpoint, lying is wrong in any situation, and people [should] always be honest, and {using two "ands" like this sounds a little unnatural} it is not acceptable that a person resort[s ] to lying [for] the sake of avoiding the consequences of their behavior.

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From our childhood, we were told that we should be honest no matter what happens. However, today it seems that lies are somewhat part of our lives. Sometimes dishonesty really does harm to others, but there are some situations when lying is acceptable and it's a better decision.

A lie can be acceptable if it is said to avoid hurting someone's feeling. For instance, if a girl asks her friend weather or not she looks good in her new dress, her friend would be justified to lie and say that she does, even though she doesn't, as she would be lying to avoid hurting her friend's feelings. Telling a white lie is always acceptable if it is to prevent an unreasonable fight between two friends and avoid hurting someone's feelings.

In addition, lying can also be acceptable in medical situations in order to encourage a patient and make him fight for his life. If a patient that is ready to be operated asks his doctor if he would be okay, although the chances of survival may be little, it would be acceptable for the doctor to lie and say that everything would be alright as it will encourage the patient to keep fighting for his life. Instead, if the doctor had told him the truth, the patient would have been discouraged and wouldn't be willing to fight for his life anymore, which could have had fatal results.

Moreover, telling a lie so as to save a person's life is again acceptable. For example, in a war, people are forced to lie in front of their enemies in order to save their companions' lives. In such situations, telling the truth would have meant the end of a person's life and nothing is more important than life, so lying is absolutely acceptable as it is done for good.

As a conclusion, I would say that the truth is a good thing, but sometimes it's not the best one. Being honest is not always the right decision to make, because a lie, even a white lie, can sometimes bring better results than the truth would, and in such situations lying would absolutely be acceptable.

Since childhood, we have been told that we should be honest no matter what happens.

A lie can be acceptable if it is said to avoid hurting someone's feeling. For instance, if a girl asks her friend weather or not she looks good in her new dress, her friend would be justified to lie and say that she does, even though she doesn't, and she would be lying to avoid hurting her friend's feelings.

. If a patient that is ready to be operated on , asks his doctor if he would be okay, although the chances of survival may be little, it would be acceptable for the doctor to lie and say that everything would be alright as it will encourage the patient to keep fighting for his life.

Moreover, telling a lie to save a person's life is again acceptable.

For example, in a war, people are forced to lie in front of their enemies in order to save their companions' lives. Could you use an example here?

In conclusion, I would say that the truth is a good thing, but sometimes it's not the best one.
You made some great points!

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