opinion

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈpɪnjən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈpɪnyən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə pinyən)


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opinion
Your opinion of something is what you think about it.
We would like to have your opinion.
The students wanted to express their opinions.
When you want to show whose opinion you are giving, you can use an expression such as ‘in my opinion’, ‘in Sarah’s opinion', or ‘in the opinion of the voters...’.
In my opinion, there are four key problems that have to be addressed.
In Lee's opinion, the protests were ‘unnecessary’.
In the opinion of the Court of Appeal the sentence was too severe.
In formal speech or writing, people sometimes say ‘It is my opinion that...’ or ‘It is our opinion that...’.
It is my opinion that high school students should have the vote.
Be careful
Don't say ‘To my opinion...’ or ‘According to my opinion...’.
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