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    Default Did i use the word perspective rite?

    1) The story in the book is too general as the book wants you to look at things from general perspective rather than individual perspective.
    2) The book is written from general perspective rather than individual perspective

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    Default Re: Did i use the word perspective rite?

    Yes, you used the word "perspective" the right way, but it is a bit unclear to me what a general perspective is.


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    Default Re: Did i use the word perspective rite?

    1) I meant to say general perspective is from general view/ view from the common people/ from usual perspective. But i can't seem to find the right word.

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    Default Re: Did i use the word perspective rite?

    I don't know what a general perspective would be. Perhaps you mean the perspective of the average person.

    A perspective is a specific thing in the sense that everyone has a slightly different perspective than everybody else.


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    Default Re: Did i use the word perspective rite?

    If you mean the ideas, opinions, etc, expressed, you could use 'outlook'.

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    Default Re: Did i use the word perspective rite?

    Quote Originally Posted by scott833 View Post
    1) The story in the book is too general as the book wants you to look at things from general perspective rather than individual perspective.
    2) The book is written from general perspective rather than individual perspective
    You need the article 'a' before these terms - "a general perspective".

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