“What's your position on health care reform?”
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 the candidate this question.
What's your position on health care reform?
Want Video and Sound? Follow us on YouTube
"Postion" means "opinion". However, a "position" is more set and more thought out than an "opinion".
A person is usually only expected to have a "position" on a topic if they are an expert or an authority. Politicians have "positions" on a variety of topics:
Mr. President, what's your position on marijuana decriminalization?
"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