TESOL/Point of view

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The phrase point of view can mean the same as opinion, but from (someone's) point of view has a slightly different meaning.

Explanation[edit]

Equaling "opinion"[edit]

Examples[edit]

  • That book represents its author's point of view/opinion.
  • A scientist must make decisions based on fact, not their point of view/opinion.
  • I agree with whatever point of view/opinion is most comfortable to me.

The phrase in (someone's) point of view has the same meaning.

  • In my point of view, the black bear is the coolest bear in the world.
  • He should be promoted in the boss's point of view.
  • In her point of view, the earth is flat.

Not equaling "opinion"[edit]

The phrase from (someone's) point of view has a slightly different meaning. It refers to someone's job, religion, age, gender, or other backgrounds.

Examples[edit]

  • From a child's point of view, driving a car can be very scary.
  • Young people seldom worry about health insurance but from a retiree's point of view, it is very serious.
  • Global warming is a real danger from a glacier's point of view.

Quiz[edit]

1 In/from a doctor's point of view, going to a hospital is an everyday thing.

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2 In/From her point of view, the president won the election because he was the tallest candidate.

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3 A fly is delicious in/from a spider's point of view.

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