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    Default A second opinion

    Hi teachers!

    I'd like to be more familiar with the use of "a second opinion".

    I know it is used used in a context related to medicine like below.

    "He went to see another doctor seeking a second opinion."

    Is this phrase used to refer to something that has nothing to do with medical opinions? Like in " The architect says this bridge will collapse within a few years, but we should ask for a second opinion before making a reconstracting plan"?

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    Default Re: A second opinion

    It means to seek another person's view of a situation, preferably from someone not involved in the original discussions. There is no reason why is cannot be applied to anything about which there is a doubt.

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    Default Re: A second opinion

    Thank you, Anglika. I appreciate your reply.

    So, does the the sentence I made up below show a correct use?

    "The math teacher taught Nancy a solution to a difficult math problem, but she didn't agree with him. So, she asked another teacher for a second opinion"

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    It is fine.

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