# 5th Class English Distinguishing between Facts and Opinions Distinguishing between Facts and Opinions

Distinguishing between Facts and Opinions

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Distinguishing between Facts and Opinions

In this section, we will differentiate between facts and opinions and also find that whether the opinion follows the given fact. Some examples are discussed below to make you understand.

•                        Example 1

Three sentences are given below. You have to identify which sentence is a fact and which is an opinion.

I:  No new taxes are proposed in the revised budget.

II: The country has a balanced economy.

Ill: The country has a surplus.

Select the answer from the given choices:

(a) I - fact, II - opinion, III - opinion

(b)   I - opinion, II - fact, III - fact

(c)  I - fact, II - opinion, III - fact

(d) I - fact, II - fact, III - opinion

(e)     None of these

Ans. (a)

•                      Example 2

Three sentences are given below. You have to identify which sentence is a fact and which is opinion.

I:  After this amendment to the Constitution, no child below the age of 14 years will be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment.

II: Before this amendment, children below 14 years were employed to work in factory or a mine.

Ill: The employers now abide by this amendment to the Constitution.

Select the answer from the given choices:

(a) I - fact, II - opinion, III - opinion

(b) I - opinion, II - fact, III - fact

(c) I - fact, II - fact, III - opinion

(d) I - fact, II - opinion, III - fact

(e) None of these

Ans. (a)

•                       Example 3

Three sentences are given below. You have to identify which sentence is a fact and which is an opinion.

I:  The multinational fast food chains have hardly reached India, but the Farmer Associations are ready to accept them.

II: Farmer Associations are opposing modernization.

III: Planner Associations are not willing to compete with multinational companies.

Select the answer from the given choices:

(a) I - opinion, II - opinion, III - fact

(b) I - opinion, II - fact, III - fact

(c) I - fact, II - opinion, III - opinion

(d) I -- fact, II - opinion, III -- fact

(e) None of these

Ans. (c)

•                        Example 4

Three sentences are given below you have to identify which sentence is a fact and which is opinion.

I: Although the education machinery has spread in the form of number of schools yet most of them, being ill-equipped, are not able to provide good teaching.

II: In future we should provide good teachers and instruments to the present schools.

III: Now we do not need to open new schools.

Select the answer from the given choices:

(a) I - fact, II - opinion, III - opinion

(b) I - opinion, II - fact, III - fact

(c) I - opinion, II - opinion, III - fact

(d) I - fact, II - opinion. III - fact

(e) None of these

Ans. (a)

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