point of view - view - opinion

point of view - view - opinion
'point of view'
When you are considering one aspect of a situation, you can say that you are considering it from a particular point of view.

From a practical point of view it is quite irrelevant.

From the commercial point of view they have little to lose.

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A person's point of view is their general attitude to something, or the way they feel about something that affects or concerns them.

We understand your point of view.

I tried to see things from Frank's point of view.

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'view' and 'opinion'
You do not refer to what someone thinks or believes about a particular matter as their `point of view'. You refer to it as their view or opinion.

Mr Carr's view is that the Bill is not anti-trade union.

If you want my honest opinion, I don't think it will work.

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View is most commonly used in the plural.

Your views have always been respected here.

He was sent to jail for his political views.

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You talk about someone's opinions or views on or about a particular matter.

He always asked for her opinions on every aspect of his work.

I have strong views about politics and the Church.

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You can add expressions such as in my opinion or in his view to a statement to indicate that what you are saying is only what someone thinks, and is not necessarily a fact.

In my opinion, man is capable of reasoning but not of acting within wholly rational limits.

Such a proposal in his view would do nothing but harm.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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