Meaning of ACCORDING TO in English

ACCORDING TO

preposition

1

BAD : According to me, we should spend more money on education.

GOOD : In my opinion, we should spend more money on education.

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according to + the writer/Dr Owen/her teachers/them etc (NOT me/us ): 'According to Charles Anderson, the government should pay closer attention to public opinion.'

To introduce your own opinion, use in my/our opinion : 'In my opinion, he didn't deserve a prison sentence.'

2

See OPINION 1 (↑ opinion ), POINT OF VIEW 1 (↑ point of view )

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