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Do you really mean perspectives – or prospects?

perspective1Perspectives are not ‘future opportunities’, but ‘ways of looking at things’:

The report offers some good perspectives on what is going on.
The leaflet offers some very good perspectives to help you figure out your feelings.

For ‘future opportunities’, the word you need is prospects:

Prospects for the manufacturing sector are good.
What are the prospects for peace?
What are your career prospects?

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1 Comment

  1. I would add prospective here as well. Although it’s an adjective, it often interferes with the words perspective and prospect in my mental vocabulary, resulting in the chimera: future *prospectives…

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