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Wrong Use of ‘Point of View’

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In literature, the phrase ‘point of view' is synonymous with ‘perspective'. Nevertheless, it is used in many forms in everyday English; unfortunately, often in a wrong way. The expression ‘from my point of view' does not mean quite the same as ‘in my opinion'. I have heard a number of times wrong sentences like:

* From my point of view, war is always wrong.

‘From my point of view' is something more like ‘from my position in life', depending on the social situation, career, achievements and so on. Here are a few examples below to compare that will give you a more clarified concept.

Sample Usage

1. In my opinion, war is never right.
2. I think war is always wrong.
3. Try to teach from the students' point of view.
4. Using the 'Third Person's Point of View' gives the novelists a kind of omnipotence.
(omnipotence = power to know everything.)

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