R.I have some doubts.
1) can I "get the calculations wrong"? Meaning: to make some mathematical mistakes.
3) "The question can be trivialized further to make things simpler" Or "The question can be
further trivialized to make things simpler"? The second one appears to be too formal to me, if not outright incorrect.
If you 'trivialise' something, you make it practically negligible.
Trivialising a question is not making it simple to answer, but implying that the answer is not important. You should use "simplifying" or some other word.
4) What is the difference between "standpoint" and "point of view"? Here the sentence I have in mind: "the standpoint/point of view of ethics says that..."
Neither sounds right for that expression. Here are some sentences where either term is OK:
"From the point of view/standpoint of the law, driving too fast is punishable".
"From my standpoint/ From my point of view/ From where I stand ..., I think it's a good idea."
Thanks in advance.
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