Alternatives to “He is of the opinion”?

Are there alternatives to “is of the opinion …” in the following sentence?

He is of the opinion that there is a something upon which we depend.

Because I am not an English native speaker, the expressions like “is of + noun” are ambiguous a little bit.

Answer

The idiom “is of the opinion that” is fairly well entrenched. Using it would not be ambiguous.

That said, I believe it’s wordy.

Indeed, I’m of the opinion that it would better to simply say, “he thinks that”, “he believes that” or “his opinion is”. I think that works better. It is also my opinion that wordiness is unnecessary. I believe it’s better to avoid the passive.

See what I did there?

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Source : Link , Question Author : MS.Kim , Answer Author : Affable Geek

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