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According to…

What do you think?Do not use according to me if you mean to say volgens mij. Use instead I think…, I believe…, in my view,…, in my opinion,…, or in my judgement,

I think Paul said he was going to the bank.
I don’t think you should do that.
I believe the closing date for entries is next Friday.
In my view, Jane should have won first prize.

According to… is never used with me, but only with him, her, them and you (or a name). This is because it is used by people to distance themselves from what someone else says or thinks. That’s why it’s often used in news reports or court cases: e.g., “According to the accused, he was at home that evening, watching television.”

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