lecturer/lecture supports a point of view

Discussion in 'English Only' started by JohnDR, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. JohnDR Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Can a "lecture" support a certain point of view? Or only a "lecturer" can support it?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    It's more usual, in my view, to take a point of view, or to hold a point of view.

    I think it should be a person taking or holding a point of view, and it's common to say Mr X in his paper on such-and-such took the view that blah-blah-blah.

    It's not a long step from here to say Mr X's paper on such-and-such took the view that blah-blah-blah, though I think very pernickety people would regard it as loose language.

    So lectures do, on the lips of some people, take points of view, but I think strict people would prefer to say that this was only something which the lecturer himself could do.
     

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