According to X means as stated by X or on the authority of X.
- According to Jane, life is a learning process.
- According to the timetable, the train leaves at 9.30.
- According to scientists, there could be life on other planets.
We do not normally give our own opinions with according to.
- In my opinion, Jane Austen is a great writer. (NOT According to me ---)
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As, since, because and for
A lot of, lots of, plenty of, a great deal of
Below and under
Above and over
Both and both of
As if and as though
Fairly, quite, pretty and rather
Finally, at last, in the end and at the end
No and none
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