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according to
according to
W1S2 prep
1.) as shown by something or stated by someone
According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument.
There is now widespread support for these proposals, according to a recent public opinion poll.
2.) in a way that depends on differences in situations or amounts
You will be paid according to the amount of work you do.
3.) in a way that agrees with a system or plan, or obeys a set of rules
The game will be played according to rules laid down for the 1992 Cup.
Everything went according to plan , and we arrived on time.
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HINT sense 1
Do not say 'according to me' or 'according to my opinion/point of view'. Say in my opinion In my opinion his first book is much better.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • According as — According Ac*cord ing, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. This according voice of national wisdom. Burke. Mind and soul according well. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] According to him, every person was to be bought. Macaulay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • According — Ac*cord ing, adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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