Distinguishing Facts from Opinions


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  1. Dear, Mr. Parlindungan Pardede
    Sorry for being late to submit this assignment. Here are my answers.

    Part A:
    Sentence 1 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 2 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 3 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion

    Part B:
    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because it is depend on someone’s feeling when they read something. So, It cannot be approved with our opinion.

    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, because at the first clause, talking about the cost of both toothpaste can be proved which one is less cost but the last word ‘love’ consist of children’s opinion, which is not all of children in the world will have the same opinion of those toothpaste’s flavor.

    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact, because the core of the sun was approved by the number of temperature and as we know the fact is always related to the number.

    Sentence 4 is a statement of blend, because the number of divorced couple can be proved by knowing number of divorces day by day or year by year. It is different with the last sentence which is not all of Indonesian think that marriage is not interesting anymore.

    Regards

    Natalia Christiany
    1112150028

  2. Dear Mr. Parlin
    Sorry for being late to submit this assignment. Here are my answers.

    Part A

    Sentence 1 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 2 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion.
    Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion.

    Part B

    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because not all people like reading. It depends on the people themselves. Maybe some of people agree with this statement, but the others don’t agree.

    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, because in the beginning of sentences “kiddy-white toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes”. It is a fact because we can check the price in the market. However, “and children love the flavor” is very personal, it depends on the children themselves.

    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact, because we can check the temperature of the core of the sun by scientific methods.

    Sentence 4 is a statement of blend, because at the beginning the writer says that “more and more young married couples got divorced today”. It is fact because we can prove it with the government’s data statistics. However, “marriage is no more interesting in Indonesia society”, it is an opinion and very personal. Young people have their opinion about marriage.

    Thanks,

    Retno Candrawati
    12.121.570.02

  3. Dear Mr. Parlin,
    Below is my answers for the assignment, sorry for being late to submit this.

    Part A.
    Sentence 1 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 2 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion

    Part B

    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because I think not all of people like to read, for those who likes to read the statement might be true but for some others reading might be something bored to do.

    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, because for first part of the statement “Kiddy-white Toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes ” ,we can check out the fact by compare the price of Kiddy-white toothpaste and other brands of toothpastes, but for the second part “and children love the flavor”, it is subjective opinion because we can not proof whether all of children like the flavour or not.

    Sentences 3 is a statement of fact, because we can check the temperature of the core of the sun with the temperature tools.

    Sentence 4 is a statement of blend, because for the first part of the statement “More and more young married couples got divorced today”, we check the fact from the government’s data statistics, but for the second part of the statement “So, marriage is no more interesting in Indonesian society”, it is opinion because the statement become fact for those who has such experience but for others.

    Thank you sir.

    Regards,
    Kristina Dyah Ayu
    1112150209

  4. Dear, Mr. Parlindungan Pardede
    Here I sent you my answer of your assignment.

    Part A:
    Sentence 1 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 2 is a statement of fact
    Sentence 3 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion

    Part B:
    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because it is depend on someone’s feeling when they read something. So, It cannot be approved whether all the readers have the same feeling.

    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, because at the first clause, the cost of both toothpaste can be proved which one is less cost but at the last, the word ‘love’ consist of children’s opinion, which is not all of children in the world will have the same opinion of those toothpaste’s flavor.

    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact, because the core of the sun can be approved by special tools of temperature.

    Sentence 4 is a statement of blend, because the number of divorced couple can be proved by knowing number of divorces day by day or year by year. It is different with the last sentence which is not all of Indonesian think that marriage is not interesting anymore.

    Regards,
    Adesinta Glory
    1112150051

  5. Name: Wisnu Tri Utami

    Dear Mr. Parlin Pardede,

    Sir, I’m very sorry for being late to answer this assignment. These are my answer:

    PART A
    Sentence 1 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 2 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion

    PART B
    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because It statement that expresses argument an author’s personal belief, judgment or perspective. Not all of people have some pay attention to read critically. They should be approached exactly the same way. So, some people belief and agree that to read critically is interesting and enjoyable but may some people reveal don’t agree with that statement.

    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, the statement “Kiddy-white toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes” is a fact because it actually information based on occurrences from data experience. The statement “children love the flavor” is an opinion because not all of people belief that the children have same taste.

    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact, because we can presently make based on observe or make experiment that the core of the sun has a temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. So, we can belief with that statement.

    Statement 4 is a statement of blend, the statement “More and more young marriage couples got divorced today” is a fact because we can see evidences in our society. We can check the data that has been proven through observation in Civil Registration Office. For the statement “marriage is no more interesting in Indonesia society” is an opinion because not all of people in Indonesia belief and agree that marriage is no more interesting in Indonesia Society. Although, may only some people have an experience divorced.

    Thank you.

  6. Name : Luri Rahayu
    Nim : 1112150912

    Dear Sir,
    This is my answers for the assignment, sorry for being late to submit this assignment.

    PART A

    Sentence 1, sentence 2, and sentence 3 are statement of fact.
    And for sentence 4 and sentence 5 I think are statement of opinion.

    PART B

    SENTENCE 1 is a statement of opinion, because not all people like the readers. And not everyone agrees, probably only a few people who said that statement.

    SENTENCE 2 is a compound statement, as we can check and compare the “Kiddy-white biayaToothpaste less than other brands of toothpaste.” But not all the children liked the taste.

    SENTENCE 3 is a statement of fact, because we can check the temperature itself is based on methods that have been enacted.

    SENTENCE 4 is a compound statement, because “More and more young married couples divorce today” is a fact because we can see in this life, many couples who marry young and easily easily say divorce, but for the “marriage is nothing more interesting in Indonesian society “is a statement of opinion because not everyone in the Indonesian society agreed with the statement that only those who have experience with divorce would be able to say that marriage is not attractive.

  7. Maria Helena Pude
    11.101.50.909

    Dear Sir,
    Sorry for the delay reply. These are my answer:

    PART A

    Sentence 1 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 2 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact.
    Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion
    Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion

    PART B

    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion because it reveals the author’s personal feelings and judgement. Some may agree, but some don’t find this thing as fun and enjoyable.

    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend because, you can say it is a fact because you can check the actuality and accuracy whether the Kiddy-white Toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes. However, we are not sure if all or only childrens love the flavor.

    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact because, you can check the actuality of the statement. I can be prove.

    Sentence 4 is a statement of blend because, it is a fact when the author said ” More and more young married couples got divorced today”. It can be tested for accuracy through historical reports. However, the author revealed his/her personal thought when he/she said that “marriage is no more interesting in Indonesian society”. There are bound for people who may find that marriage is interesting in Indonesian society. So, it is a blend between fact and opinion.

  8. Dear Mr. Parlin,
    Below is my answers for the assignment, sorry for being late to submit this.

    PART A
    For me sentence 1, 2, and 3 are statements of fact.
    I’m not sure for the last two, that are statement 4 and 5, but I think they may also the statements of fact too.

    PART B
    Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because not all of the people like reading, only the people who likes it can say that statement, especially the person who has the critical reading ability.
    Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, because “Kiddy-white Toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes” is a statement of fact because we can check and compare the price of the toothpastes on the market, but for the “children love the flavor” is a statement of opinion because not every children like the flavor.
    Sentence 3 is a statement of fact, because we can check the temperature of the core of the sun itself based on the current scientific method applicable.
    Sentence 4 is a statement of blend, because “More and more young married couples got divorced today” is a statement of fact because we can check the divorce statistics itself in the civil registration office, but for the “marriage is no more interesting in Indonesian society” is a statement of opinion because not all of the people in Indonesian society agreed with the statement itself only the people who have an experience with the divorce will say that.

  9. Dear all attendees of Reading IV,
    A. Read the following paragraph and identify each sentence in the paragraph according to whether it is fact (F), opinion (O), or a mixture of both (B).

    (1) Using literature in language teaching has the advantage of providing cultural information about the target language. (2) Literary texts increase foreign language learners’ insight into the country and the people whose language is being learned (Collie and Slater, 1991), which fosters learners’ ability to interpret discourse in different social and cultural target language contexts (Savvidou, 2004). (3) By reading literary works, learners learn to see a world through another‟s eyes, observing human values and a different kind of living, and discovering that others living in very different societies. (4) They will understand and become broadly aware of the social, political, historical, cultural events happening in a certain society. (5) Through literature, learners can deepen their cultural understanding.

    Write your answer this way:
    Sentence 1 is a statement of …
    Sentence 2 is a statement of …
    ……….

    (B) Please determine whether each of the followings is a statement of fact (F), or opinion (O), or a blend (B) of fact and opinion. Give reason why you think so.

    1) To read critically is interesting and enjoyable.
    2) Kiddy-white Toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes, and children love the flavor.
    3) The core of the sun has a temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.
    4) More and more young married couples got divorced today. So, marriage is no more interesting in Indonesian society.

    Write your answer this way:
    Sentence 1 is a statement of …, because …

    1. Dear Sir Parlin.
      These are my answers. I am sorry for being late to submit my assignment.

      Part A.

      Sentence 1 is a statement of fact
      Sentence 2 is a statement of fact
      Sentence 3 is a statement of fact
      Sentence 4 is a statement of opinion
      Sentence 5 is a statement of opinion

      Part B

      Sentence 1 is a statement of opinion, because I think it is depends of the people who read it. Not all of people like reading, maybe for some people who like reading will be agreed with this statement. And it is also because personal feelings, beliefs, or judgments on a particular subject.

      Sentence 2 is a statement of blend, because in the beginning of sentence “kiddy-white toothpaste costs less than other brands of toothpastes”, it can be check the price in the market, so that is a fact. However, “and children love the flavor” is very personal. Not all of the children love the flavor, it is depends on the children’s flavor favorite, so it is an opinion.

      Sentence 3 of the statement is fact, because we can give proof based on the fact and the measuring by scientific methods.

      Sentence 4 of statement is blend, because at the beginning of the statement that “more and more young married couples got divorced today”. It is a fact because we can check it with the government’s data statistics. However, “marriage is no more interesting in Indonesian society”, it is an opinion and it is very personal. Not all of the people agreed with this statement, because they have their own opinion about marriage.

      Thank you sir.

      Regards,
      El. Febriana Fita W.
      1112150011

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