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What is the difference between opinion and perspective, and which one is formal ?
Can you give me an example please?
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Opinion – refers to what you have decided about something. “It is my opinion that people are now living longer than is appropriate, given the over-population of the world.”
Perspective – refers to what influences your choices and opinions. “From the perspective of an elderly but healthy retiree, I have decided that I am becoming a burden to society.”
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Opinion is the communication of something. I can elaborate the opinion to influence you to love or rate the refugees, for exemple, construct facts, lie, display proves, etc.

Perspective (in linguistic) is an rhetoric tool to "showing" a view from the sender or articulate above the receiver opinion. It's a "point of view" strategy.

For exemple: The stupid president has the opinion that refugees are bad people. He just need to think a little bit about their pespective to be ashamed of himself.

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Kiko Arquer

Opinion is the communication of something. I can elaborate the opinion to influence you to love or rate the refugees, for exemple, construct facts, lie, display proves, etc.

Perspective (in linguistic) is an rhetoric tool to "showing" a view from the sender or articulate above the receiver opinion. It's a "point of view" strategy.

For exemple: The stupid president has the opinion that refugees are bad people. He just need to think a little bit about their pespective to be ashamed of himself.

Hugs.

Kiko Arquer

Thanks all. It's a good question.

I hadn't realised how much "opinion" is apparently considered more fixed judgment and belief than simple thoughts. (Perspective is a way of thinking.)

I can ask for your "perspective" or "your opinion"; they seem to be synonymous but they aren't.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/opinion

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An opinion is not necessarily the ‘communication’ of one’s belief, but what one thinks to be the truth. One may have more than one opinion about something: refugees are the unfortunate result of losing a war; refugees are aggressive because they are hungry; refugees are a drain on our economy; refugees require our sympathy…and similar varied points of view.

You may give your opinion by speaking of it, or you may change your opinion by learning information you didn’t have before. One’s perspective changes as you change your position or your level of knowledge.

How a person views his own future depends on his perspective: as a child, he may not have the tools to see more than a year or so; but as an adult, he acquires enough facts and information to see himself married and with children of his own.

By learning, you either confirm your opinion or change your opinion.

By changing your position (or growing taller), you change your perspective.

From the perspective of the President, refugees are a threat to his people’s livelihood.

His opinion is that there is no room for so many refugees in his country.