Comprehending the Text
Fact & Opinion
- Fact is something that is already established and can be proved if needed with the help of evidence from the text.
- On the other hand, opinion is something that is one person’s own belief, feeling or experience about something.
The new camera comes with a 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor.
It can take stunning images even in low light.
There is an optical zoom of 32x and a manual mode that allows one to
adjust aperture, ISO and shutter speed according to the type of
photography one chooses. It comes with an in-built side-mounted flash that
pops up when the lighting is not enough or you can manually choose to use
the flash mode.
It is much advanced and better than any camera within this price
In the above passage, let us find out which sentences are facts and which are opinions.
Difference between Fact and Opinion
A) Facts rely on observation or research and generally
involve the use of empirical data and information. In many cases, facts also
involve our physical senses, like hearing, seeing, smelling, touching, or
B) Opinions are based on assumptions that cannot be proven and reflect somebody's views, beliefs, personal perspectives, or values.
|1.||Can be verified||Can not be verified|
|2.||Based on research||Based on personal view|
|3.||Verification possible||Verification not possible|
|4.||Can not be questionable||Can be questionable|
There are certain signal words which helps to differentiate between facts and opinion. Let’s take a look at some of the opinion signal words.
Opinion Signal Words
Fact Signal Words
Don’t get confused between fact or opinion. They might appear to be similar at times.
a)There was heavy rainfall today.
b) I think there will be a heavy rainfall today.