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usage inquiry about the word "address" When I’m writing an essay Is it appropriate for me to use “address” as in the following sentence: “in this essay I am going to address my opinion that……” Does it seem unnatural or too formal in eyes of a native english reader?
Oct 20, 2012 2:05 PM
Answers · 5
You address arguments or criticisms or points that are brought up by questioners. "I'd like to address the points that were brought up by my opponent." "I'm going to address the charges that were mentioned in the press." You state an opinion, then support it in a paper or speech.
October 20, 2012
No. You don't address your own opinion. You can address a question put to you by someone else. You can elaborate on your opinion, or you can back it up.
October 20, 2012
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