You were arguing with your sister about your family vacation plans. She wanted to stay in Spain, but you want to go to Spain and take a short trip to France. She asked her husband for an objective opinion, and he agreed with her. You think that he only agreed with her because they're married. So you laugh and say:
Well, he's obviously biased.
One way to use the word "Well" is when you're debating or arguing with someone. You say "Well," at the start of your sentence when you're responding to the other person's idea. It shows that you heard their idea but you don't agree with them. For example:
A: You never came to any of my basketball games!
B: Well, you never even told me about them.
A fact is "obvious" when it's easy for anyone to recognize it. For example, when someone asks a really easy-to-answer question, you can say:
The word "obviously" is used to modify adjectives or verbs. For example:
It's obviously a popular place to go on Friday nights.
A person is "biased" if they are not able to give an objective opinion. A person might be "biased" because:
- They will make money from one of the choices but not the other.
- They already have strong ideas about the topic.
- They have a relationship with one of the people who is trying to persuade them.
For example, if you ask me "What's the best way to learn English?" then I will say that I am "obviously biased" because I think my website is the best way.
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