Fact vs. Opinion

We can differentiate between facts and opinions because:

Facts are statements that can be proven.

  • Facts may be true or false.
  • But facts can be proven.

Examples

  1. Statistically, women live longer than men.
  2. Most buses weigh more than most cars.
  3. There are ten inches in a foot (false).

Opinions are statements that cannot be proven.

  • Opinions can be argued.
  • Opinions may be supported with facts.
  • Opinions cannot be proven.

Examples

1.Golf is boring.

2.Pizza is delicious.

3.Math is the hardest subject.

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