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Let's say you and your friend are sharing two drinks - Drink A and Drink B.

You: "Drink A is sweeter than Drink B."

Is this an opinion? Claim? Or both? "Sweetness" is not really subjective in the way that the more sugar you add, the more sweet the drink gets.


But then again, this "opinon" or "claim" is your judgement on which one's sweeter.

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You: "Drink A is sweeter than Drink B."


I'd call it an opinion. We often preface such remarks by "I think . . . '. It seems like a very casual thing to say.

To call it a claim makes it seem to me that this is not a completely casual discussion.Spokespeople in TV commercials, for example, don't just offer opinions. They make claims.

Clive

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You can go down the rabbit hole with these definitions.

eg my dictionary defines a claim as an assertion or contention.

Are you sure that this line of discussion is the best way to improve your English?

Clive

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by your definition, how would you describe the statement?

And no, I don’t think it is, but I would like to know if possible of what you think it is.

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