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    The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    Hi guys. This is my first to post a thread. Kind of nervous.

    I have a question about the use of "what is the view on....", here is the example:

    What is your view on China's approach in tackling its current environmental issues?

    Does it mean what do I think of China's current approach (already happened) in dealing with the environmental issues, or imply that I need to come up with some workable approach from the perspective of China in tackling its current environmental issues?

    Thanks a lot guys!

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    Re: The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    Hey Buddy, I am NOT a teacher but I think in your context, "view" means "an opinion or belief or idea, or a way of thinking about something".

    I hope it helps.

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    Re: The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    You are asking for the other person's opinion about the issue.

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    Re: The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    Thanks Mike. Your answer truly helps. You mean in this context, I need to answer the question"what do I think of China's current approach (already happened) in dealing with the environmental issues instead of "coming up with some workable approach from the perspective of China in tackling its current environmental issues". Is that correct?

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    Re: The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    Yes. But your answer should include some alternatives if you disagree with the current approach.

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    Re: The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    I see. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: The confusing expression of "what is the view on"

    Quote Originally Posted by noahzhang View Post
    I need to come up with some workable approach from the perspective of China in tackling its current environmental issues
    I think the respondent would need to do so if 'view' was replaced with 'suggestions' in the question.

    Not a teacher.

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