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Difference between from somebody's point of view and in somebody's opinion

The expression point of view is used to talk about how somebody is affected by what happens.

When you say ‘from his point of view’ what you mean is more like ‘from his position in life’. Note that ‘from somebody’s point of view’ does not mean the same as ‘in somebody’s view / opinion’.

Compare:

  • In my opinion, socialism is basically good. (NOT ‘From my point of view, socialism is basically good.’)
  • He wrote about capitalism from the point of view of a communist.
  • In my opinion / view, she is a pretty good teacher.
  • You have to judge the capabilities of a teacher from the point of view of a student.

In my opinion / according to me

We do not give our own opinions with according to. Instead, we use in my opinion.

  • In my opinion, war is always wrong. (NOT According to me, war is always wrong.)
  • According to Jane, war is always wrong.
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Point of view
Common Difference between Yes and No New!
Common Difference between Whose and Who's New!
Common Difference between Why and Why not New!
Common Difference between Would and Used to New!
Common Difference between When and If New!
Common Difference between In the Way and On the Way New!

 

 

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