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A cooperator
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:37:12 PM

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Hi.
I got asking myself what difference is there in saying "my point of view" and "my viewpoint"
in "my point of view", which is modified by the other one? I.e. does "point" modify the "view"? Why is not being said as "the point of my view"?

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:45:36 PM

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Both phrases 'my point of view' and 'my viewpoint' are idiomatic.

I can't explain why they are said exactly in that way - I don't know.

"From my point of view, he's a good leader."
"From my viewpoint, he's a good leader."
"In my viewpoint, he's a good leader."

These all mean the same - "I think he's a good leader, but others may disagree."
The first two are more common than the third.

"The cliff was a good viewpoint from which to view the ships."
"The cliff was a good point of view from which to view the ships."

This is more literal, they mean the same.



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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:45:14 AM

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As Drag said above: they mean exactly the same thing; however, if you want a grammar explanation about their difference:

Viewpoint - is a noun adjunct (or attributive noun) which joins two nouns together in order to form one: Car of tennis - Tennis car; Car of sports - Sportive Car.

Point of view - the long form, where the main noun is "Point" and "of view" is a prepositional phrase describing the "point", so you could join them into one word: Viewpoint.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:18:32 AM

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Thank you both of you.
While watching a TV news channel, I heard the phrase "the public point of view".
So, may I hear this phrase "your public point of view"?

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sureshot
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:31:14 PM
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A cooperator wrote:
Thank you both of you.
While watching a TV news channel, I heard the phrase "the public point of view".
So, may I hear this phrase "your public point of view"?


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I suggest you read:

https://jakubmarian.com/difference-between-viewpoint-and-point-of-view-in-english/

It provides interesting inputs.
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