In everyday English, people usually say I think ... rather than my opinion is ... or in my opinion .... In questions, people usually ask what do you think? rather than what is your opinion? 在日常英语中，人们一般说I think...，而不说my opinion is...或in my opinion...。在问句中，人们一般说what do you think? 而不说what is your opinion?
When choosing an insurance policy it’s best to get an independent opinion.
My doctor says I need an operation, but I’ve asked for a second opinion (=advice from a second doctor to make sure that the first advice is right).
They took the painting to get an expert opinion (=an opinion from someone who knows a lot).
3have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of somebody/somethingADMIRECRITICIZEto think that someone or something is very good or very bad 对某人/某事物评价很高/很低/很好/很差等
They have a very high opinion of Paula’s work.
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have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of somebody/something• He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.• Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a lowopinion of lawmakers.• All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.• She does not seem to have a high opinion ofmarried life.
4be of the opinion (that)THINK/HAVE THE OPINION THATto think that something is true 认为…，主张…
I was firmly of the opinion that we should not give Jackson any more money.
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be of the opinion (that)• The committeeis of the opinion that Barnes was wrongfully dismissed.• Moreover, Uzzell said, companies are of the opinion that there are always more important things to be done.• I was of the opinion that such homage should be preserved for the NationalAnthemalone.• Jess is of the opinion that Red cares only about herself and not about the team.• Some people were of the opinion that every time he fluttered his eyes he was fudging on the truth.• She was of the opinion there was more to the girl than might reasonably be expected.• The Board of Tradewere of the opinion that the Corporation's permission to lay doubletrack was not necessary.
have/hold an opinion 持有某个观点
Everyone seemed to have a different opinion.
nHe holds strong opinions on these issues.
ask somebody (for) their opinion (also ask for somebody’s opinion) 询问某人的观点
We asked people for their opinions about the Olympics.
nNobody asked my opinion.
nIt’s a good idea to ask people for their opinions and suggestions.
give/express an opinion (=say what your opinion is) 提出/表达观点
He gave his opinion only when asked.
voice/state an opinion written (=give your opinion, especially in a formal situation) 发表意见
nShe has every right to voice her opinion.
form an opinion (=gradually decide what your opinion is) 形成观点
nOlson had not yet formed an opinion as to Mark’s reliability.
the general opinion (=the opinion that most people have about something) 普遍看法，民意
The general opinion seems to be that the government has made a mess of the war.
popular/public opinion (=what ordinary people think about something) 流行的/大众的观点
How much do newspapers influence popular opinion?
somebody’s personal opinion 某人的个人观点
My personal opinion is that his first film was better.
strong opinions 坚定不移的观点
People have strong opinions about this subject.
have a difference of opinion (= two people disagree) 观点不同
He and Luke had a difference of opinion.
something is a matter of opinion (=used to say that you disagree, or that people disagree about something) 某事各有各的看法
‘He’s a very nice man.’ ‘That’s a matter of opinion, ’ thought Sam.
contrary to popular opinion (=in spite of what most people think) 与普遍看法相反
Contrary to popular opinion, many cats dislike milk.
in my humble opinion (=used when giving your opinion, especially when you want to emphasize what you are about to say) 敝人以为〔尤用于强调将表达的意见〕
In my humble opinion, he is the greatest sportsman Britain has produced.
keep your opinions to yourself (=not say what you really think) 不说出自己的观点
nAs the youngest person there, I knew enough to keep my opinions to myself.
opinion is divided as to/on/over something (=people have different opinions about it) 人们对某事物意见不一
nOpinion was divided as to whether the program will work.
everyone is entitled to their opinion (=used especially when politely disagreeing with what someone says) 每个人都可以有自己的观点〔尤用于礼貌地表达不同意见〕
nOf course everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I can't accept what he is saying.
COMMON ERRORSDon’t say ‘say your opinion’. Say give your opinion or express your opinion.
不要说 ‘say your opinion’. 而要说 give your opinion或 express your opinion.
5Don’t say ‘according to my opinion’. Say in my opinion.
不要说 ‘according to my opinion’. 而要说in my opinion.
opinion what you think about something or someone
People didn’t usually ask his opinion about anything.
1what you think about sb/sth個人意見ADJECTIVE | VERB + OPINION | OPINION + VERB | OPINION + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤good, high好的評價；高的評價▸➤low, poor低的評價；差的評價▸➤strong堅定的主張▸➤conflicting, different, mixed互相對立的／不同的／混雜的觀點◇There are conflicting opinions regarding genetically modified food. 對轉基因食品存在相互對立的看法。➤same相同的觀點▸➤honest坦誠的意見◇If you want my honest opinion, I think the book is awful. 若要我說實話，我認為這本書糟透了。➤expert, informed, professional內行的看法；有見地的觀點；專業意見▸➤considered經過深思熟慮的觀點▸➤personal, subjective個人觀點；主觀看法▸➤objective客觀評價▸➤contrary, dissenting相反的觀點；異議▸➤majority多數人的看法▸➤minority少數人的看法▸➤second另外的觀點◇If in doubt about your diagnosis, get a second opinion. 如果對診斷有疑慮，不妨徵求一下其他人的意見。VERB + OPINION➤have, hold持有觀點▸➤air, express, give (sb), offer (sb), state, venture, voice發表觀點；表達觀點；（給某人）提供意見；表明看法；大膽表露看法；說出看法◇The meeting will give people the chance to voice their opinions on the matter. 這次會議將會給人們表達他們對此事看法的機會。➤share有相同的看法◇I don't share your opinion of his ability. 關於他的能力，我和你看法不同。➤ask sb (for), seek徵求某人的意見；尋求意見◇He asked me for my opinion of the course. 他徵求我對這門課的意見。➤want希望得到意見◇I don't trust her, if you want my honest opinion. 如果你想知道我的真實想法，那就是我不信任她。➤get得到意見▸➤form形成觀點◇I formed the opinion that he was not to be trusted. 我得出的結論是他不可信。➤change改變看法OPINION + VERB➤change觀點改變▸➤differ, vary觀點相異◇Opinions differ as to when this wine should be drunk. 在這酒何時該喝的問題上，大家看法不一。OPINION + NOUN➤piece表達觀點的文章◇He writes an opinion piece in the 'New York Times'. 他在《紐約時報》發表文章表態。PREPOSITION➤in your opinion在你看來◇In my opinion, golf is a dull sport. 在我看來，高爾夫是一項乏味的運動。➤opinion about, opinion on對⋯的觀點◇She holds strong opinions on education. 她對教育的主張很堅定。➤opinion as to關於⋯的觀點◇opinions as to the merits of the plan 關於此方案優點的看法➤opinion of對⋯的評價◇He has a very high opinion of your work. 他對你的工作評價很高。PHRASES➤be of the opinion that...(= to believe or think that) (formal) 認為⋯▸➤a difference of opinion看法的差異◇a genuine difference of opinion between the experts 專家之間看法的真正分歧➤in my humble opinion (humorous) 依拙見➤a matter of opinion看法因人而異的問題◇'Miami is wonderful.' 'That's a matter of opinion.' “邁阿密太棒了！”“見仁見智吧。”opinion
2what people in general think about sth普遍看法ADJECTIVE | ... OF OPINION | VERB + OPINION | OPINION + VERB | OPINION + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤prevailing普遍的看法▸➤general, popular, public一般的／流行的／公眾的看法◇Contrary to popular opinion, not all of Hitchcock's movies were great. 與眾人的看法相反，不是所有希區柯克的電影都很棒。➤international, local, national, world國際／當地／國內／世界輿論◇The country's government appears disdainful of world opinion. 該國政府似乎對國際輿論不屑一顧。➤expert, informed, professional專家觀點；有見地的意見；專業觀點▸➤academic, legal, medical, political學術界／法律界／醫學界／政界觀點... OF OPINION➤body大量觀點◇This view is supported by a growing body of professional opinion. 這一觀點得到日益增多的專業意見的支持。VERB + OPINION➤mould/mold, shape, sway大大影響輿論；決定輿論的發展；左右看法◇attempts to shape public opinion 影響公眾輿論的企圖OPINION + VERB➤be against sth, be in favour/favor of sth輿論反對⋯；輿論支持⋯◇Prevailing local opinion is against the new road proposals. 地方輿論普遍反對修建新道路的提案。➤be divided意見紛紜◇Public opinion is divided on the subject of capital punishment. 公眾輿論在死刑問題上意見不一。OPINION + NOUN➤poll民意測驗▸➤former (especially BrE) , leader輿論製造者／引導者PREPOSITION➤opinion among⋯中的看法◇Opinion among doctors is that the medication is safe. 醫生的普遍看法是這種藥物治療很安全。PHRASES➤climate of opinion輿論傾向◇in the present climate of opinion 在當前的輿論氣候下➤shades of opinion不同的輿論◇all shades of political opinion 形形色色的政治輿論