What is Fact? A truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true. In fact, 3+3=6. There is only 1 correct answer.
What is Opinion? A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. In opinion, 3+3 = any number but 6. There is an infinite number of incorrect answers. Opinions are considered a zero value because they cannot be proven to be a fact.
What is Parse? Parts of speech or parts of a word. Example “Opinion”. “O” = no, “pin” = to attach or grip, “ion” = contract. So the true definition of “Opinion” means no attached contract.
In written language, consumers are often purposely misled because consumers often times do not know the difference between fact and fiction. The misleading of consumer is magnified when those in authoritative positions use fiction to misdirect the facts. People in authoritative positions are suppose to be correct and honest and not mislead and misdirect consumers through opinions.
An example might be that of a judge, attorney or government official purposely misleading consumers away from facts by using their authoritative position to create an opinion that looks like a fact. This is very easy to spot if you know what you are looking for.
When a person in an authoritative position is attempting to make their opinion look like a fact you will see the following patterns occur even if you may not be an expert in grammar laws.
1. Look for words such as “allege, assume, believe, best, could, feel, good, greatest, important, may, maybe, might, most, must, opinion, probably, purported, really, should, should not, think, worst etc..”. There are far to many words to list.
Adverbs and Adjectives are all opinions of a fact. “Great movie”. “Great” is an opinion of the word “movie”.
2. People in authoritative positions will often times use the opinions of others in an effort to make their opinion look like a fact. This is seen in nearly every lawsuit written by an attorney or opinion/order written by a judge. Lawmakers very often use this same tactic to convince consumers that the law is in the best interest of the consumer.
In the lawsuits written by attorneys, judges opinions on a case or a new law drafted by law makers you often see them cite the “opinions” of other cases from the past to support their “opinion” to make their “opinion” look like a fact. This technique works very well because most people do not know that the “opinions” are just “opinions” not facts.
In math this technique would be easy to spot. In the following math equations zero is the value of an “opinion” because it has no factual value. Which equation is correct?
Equation 1. 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 7 (7 opinions = a fact)
Equation 2. 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 0 (7 opinions = an opinion)
If you understand the above math equations, you will also understand that a thousand zeros or “opinions” combined add up to equal a zero or an “opinion”.
The English language is wonderful because it allows fiction writers to color their words in an effort to create pictures in your mind that are great for entertaining. Contracts, lawsuits, judges opinions/orders should not be filled with opinions that attempt to mislead a consumer that a bunch of “opinions” combine to equal a fact.
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