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#1 (permalink) Sat Mar 08, 2008 17:54 pm   TOEFL essay: For and against essay of having a pet 

From this essay depends my further grade from english - so please help me ! :)

For and against essay of having a pet

Pets have accompanied mankind since the dawn of history. Allegedly, the domestication of animals begun along with the Neolithic Revolution (approximately between 10-12 thousand years ago). Some people either hate or love this accompaniment. For sure, there are various disadvantages and advantages of having a pet, which I will try to point out in my essay.

In my opinion, one major advantage of having a pet is that they can replace people and become one of our nearest and dearest. For instance, if someone lives alone he would find it very enjoyable of having a pet. Furthermore, presence of an animal at home may provide greater feeling of security (especially when this pet is a dog). In addition to this, pets often play the main role in both, the handicapped and disabled people’s lives.

Nevertheless, keeping a pet involves lots of responsibilities. Firstly, there are some extra costs which appear along with animals. The pet-holder always needs to calculate constant expenses into budget, because his favourite requires food, equipment (cages, collars, aquarium, etc.) and probably veterinary treatment. Apart from this, if you decide to buy a pet you will certainly tied yourself up with this animal, because from this moment you will always have to, before going anywhere from town, take into consideration your pet's needs.

Taking everything into account, I realise that my stance in this matter is rather balanced. There are both good and bad sides of keeping a pet at home. In my opinion, everything depends on an individual character of the pet-owner, his particular relishes. I suppose that the relations between the animals and humans are as much diverse and complicated as they are between people themselves.

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#2 (permalink) Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:52 am   TOEFL essay: For and against essay of having a pet 

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Overall, your ideas are good and are well-expressed, and your essay has a good basic structure. Nevertheless, I have suggested many corrections. Please compare your original and my revisions carefully.

Here are some points I noticed particularly: (1) don't change person unnecessarily, (2) avoid personal comments ('I think', 'I suppose', etc), and (3) avoid parentheses.

Pets have accompanied mankind since the dawn of history. The domestication of animals beganin the Neolithic Revolution 10-12 thousand years ago. People either love or hate this companionship. Thereare advantages and disadvantagesto having a pet, which are discussed below.

One major advantage of having pets is that they can substitute for people and become one of their nearest and dearest companions. For instance, if someone lives alone he will find a pet very enjoyable. Furthermore, the presence of an animal in the home may provide a greater feeling of security, especially when this pet is a dog. In addition to this, pets often play a major role in disabled people’s lives.

Nevertheless, keeping a pet involves many responsibilities. First, there are extra costs involved. The pet ownerneedsto budget for his pet's food, equipment (cages, collars, aquarium, etc.) and veterinarycare. Apart from this, if a person decides to buy a pet, he will certainly tie himself up with this animal: from that moment he will always have to take into consideration his pet's needs before going anywhere.

Taking everything into account, the pros and cons are rather balanced. There are both good and bad sides to keeping a pet.Everything depends on the character of the individual pet owner, what he particularly relishes. The relations between animals and humans are as diverse and complicated as they are between people themselves.
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#3 (permalink) Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:02 am   TOEFL essay: For and against essay of having a pet 

Thank you very much for help! I certainly will remember your clues :)

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In my opinion, I think that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages because pets provide you with so much. Even though they do become an inconvience at times, they are well worth the effort.

First of all, one advantage is that you can play with your pets. if you like to work out, you can take them running with you. Pets can keep you active wheich can turn out to be beneficial for your health and your body. It also gives you something to do, pets need attention as well as many needs that you have to keep up with.

Second of all, anouther advantage to owning your own pet is that animals give you some company. Like, I was at home alone all the time when i was younger, and my dog kept my company so that i wasnt completely alone. If you are like me and dont like being alone, or if you just want someone around so you dont go crazy you should try getting a pet. Animals can be very comforting when your alone.

Last but not least, pets give you and your home security. In alot of cases, dogs have saved numbers of lives. Dogs and sometimes cats will give you a warning when an intruder is around your property. It has been known that some animals will even attack if they feel a stranger is going to harm its owners. That can put you in a bad situation if the person ment no harm so its best to keep your dog trained to just warn a stranger and only attack when attacked. But the security helps to keep your home a safer place, some intruders might just see your animal and leave thinking they will get attacked.

In conclusion, I think that pets can be very helpful. Animals are very usefull around a house, especially, when you are at home alone alot. I personaly would say the advantages outwiegh the disadvantages, so maybe you should try getting a pet of your own.

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