The Difference Between Facts & Opinions A fact can be proven true. You can look it up, ask witnesses, or measure it yourself. An opinion expresses a personal belief. It can’t be proven true or false. It may be reasonable, but it is not fact. Words that evaluate-greatest, best, worst, and sad- often signal an opinion. An opinion statement is made up of an issue plus a writer’s point of view on the issue. Issue: having to pay for athletes’ autographs +Point of view: fans shouldn’t have to Opinion Statement: Fans shouldn’t have to pay for athletes’ autographs.
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