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    View And Viewpoint

    Suppose the context is people giving their opinions in a discussion. How are "view" and "viewpoint" different? Some dictionaries seem to say they are the same. What do native speakers think?

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    Re: View And Viewpoint

    Quote Originally Posted by johneee View Post
    Suppose the context is people giving their opinions in a discussion. How are "view" and "viewpoint" different? Some dictionaries seem to say they are the same. What do native speakers think?
    A view can be said to be a person's opinion, whereas a viewpoint can be said to be the mental attitude that determines a person's opinion.

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    Re: View And Viewpoint

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    A view can be said to be a person's opinion, whereas a viewpoint can be said to be the mental attitude that determines a person's opinion.
    So a person's viewpoint leads directly to their view? I wouldn't like to have to defend that argument.
    Why can't a viewpoint be an opinion?
    I think there are many situations where either word could be used for 'opinion'.

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    Re: View And Viewpoint

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