A candidate for a senate position is being interviewed by a news reporter. The reporter wants to know what the candidate thinks about changing the health care system. She asks:
What's your position on health care reform?
This usage of "postion" means "opinion". However, a "position" is more set and more thought out than an "opinion". Usually a person is only expected to have a "position" on a topic if they are an expert or an authority.
"Reform" is a set of large changes to a system, such as in government or an industry. When an idea for reforming something becomes popular among a group of people, it is given a name in the form of "___ reform". For example:
- education reform - changing the education system of a country or region
- campaign finance reform - changing the system of how political candidates raise money for their campaigns
- tax reform - changing the system of how taxes are charged or collected
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