ENGLISHMiscellaneous English Grammar

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ACCORDING TO means ‘as reported by’ or ‘as stated by’. We only use ACCORDING TO when we refer to an opinion from someone else. When we talk about our own opinion, we use phrases such as ‘in my opinion’ or ‘in our view’ etc. e.g.

a) According to Anuj, the film starts at 9.30.
b) According to the instructions, you must not write your name anywhere on the answer sheet.
c) The government, according to an opinion poll taken last week, may lose the election.

INCORRECT: According to me they are very polite.
CORRECT: In my opinion, they are very polite.

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