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    difference of/in

    hi

    which of the two prepositions should be used in the following sentence?


    people have difference of/in opinion.


    thanks

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    Re: difference of/in

    Quote Originally Posted by learner110 View Post
    hi

    which of the two prepositions should be used in the following sentence?


    people have difference of/in opinion.


    thanks
    "difference of opinion". Your sentence is not good however. Can you say why?


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    Re: difference of/in

    Quote Originally Posted by learner110 View Post
    hi

    which of the two prepositions should be used in the following sentence?


    people have difference of/in opinion.


    thanks
    you don't need neither "of" nor "in" in this sentence.

    you just need an adjective to modify the noun "Opinion"

    in your example, since People's opinions differ then you need the adjetive form of the verb "differ", meaning "Different"

    So the correct (or at least most natural IMHO) expresion is:
    people have different opinions

    Also remember that you are talking about Different people's opinions so You need the S at the end of the word opinion because, each person has a different opinion, which mean that there are more than just one general (shared) opinion, SO THERE ARE MANY OPINIONS, (plural)

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