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    #1

    in my view

    Hi

    In my view AND In my opinion. Do they mean exactly the same?


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    #2

    Re: in my view

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    In my view AND In my opinion. Do they mean exactly the same?
    Yes, they do. It would be hard to think of a sentence in which they would not be interchangeble.


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    #3

    "in one's view" and "in one's opinion"

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    In my view the plan will fail. [=I think that the plan will fail]

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    In my opinion, it's the best car on the market.

    Are In my view and In my opinion interchangeable?


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    #4

    Re: in my view

    In my view they're interchangeable.

    That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it!



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    #5

    Re: in my view

    In my view the plan will fail. [=I think that the plan will fail]
    In my opinion, it's the best car on the market.

    Can I say "In my book" in place of In my view and In my opinion?

    in my book
    informal : in my opinion
    ▪ She deserves credit, in my book, for much of the company's recent success.
    ▪ He isn't even a good boss, at least not in my book.


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    #6

    Re: in my view

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    In my view the plan will fail. [=I think that the plan will fail]
    In my opinion, it's the best car on the market.

    Can I say "In my book" in place of In my view and In my opinion?

    in my book
    informal : in my opinion
    ▪ She deserves credit, in my book, for much of the company's recent success.
    ▪ He isn't even a good boss, at least not in my book.
    No, "in my book" doesn't work as a replacement or synonym for "in my view" or "in my opinion". The phrase "in my book" refers to one's values and principles. This makes "in my book" a much stronger affirmation of what one believes than "in my view" or "in my opinion". The meaning of "in my book" is close to "in my view" or "in my opinion", but as I said, "in my book" sounds stronger. I feel that one who says "in my book" is speaking more about values and principles as a way of viewing something.


    Here's in my book. It is equated with "in my view" or "in my opinion", but I don't see "in my book" as something that can always be used as a synonym for either.

    Take a look at "principle" to better understand how I perceive "in my book".
    Last edited by PROESL; 20-Sep-2009 at 00:43.


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    #7

    Re: "in one's view" and "in one's opinion"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    In my view the plan will fail. [=I think that the plan will fail]

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    In my opinion, it's the best car on the market.

    Are In my view and In my opinion interchangeable?

    Yes, they are interchangeable.


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    #8

    Re: in my view

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    No, "in my book" doesn't work as a replacement or synonym for "in my view" or "in my opinion". The phrase "in my book" refers to one's values and principles. This makes "in my book" a much stronger affirmation of what one believes than "in my view" or "in my opinion". The meaning of "in my book" is close to "in my view" or "in my opinion", but as I said, "in my book" sounds stronger. I feel that one who says "in my book" is speaking more about values and principles as a way of viewing something.


    Here's in my book. It is equated with "in my view" or "in my opinion", but I don't see "in my book" as something that can always be used as a synonym for either.

    Take a look at "principle" to better understand how I perceive "in my book".
    Hi, Pro ~

    I don't use "in my book" the way you describe.

    I've never thought of it as anything other than "in my opinion."


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    #9

    Re: in my view

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Hi, Pro ~

    I don't use "in my book" the way you describe.

    I've never thought of it as anything other than "in my opinion."
    I don't think it's something I would say, anyway, but it sounds stronger to me.

    Bringing something abstract such as one's opinion or view into the concrete or physical world could make the idea sound stronger. And I think this is what's happening with this expression in my book.

    Now, that's my point. The expression "in my book" really doesn't fit very well there. It would be better to simply end the sentence with "in my opinion" or "in my view".
    Last edited by PROESL; 20-Sep-2009 at 04:26. Reason: left out the word "don't" ;(


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    #10

    Re: in my view

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    I think it's something I would say, anyway, but it sounds stronger to me.
    It's actually a nice distinction. It recalls "in my book of rules" or something like that, so its meaning is more specifically in the direction you indicated.

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