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Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using 'change of view'?



 
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Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using 'change of view'? #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:16 am   Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using 'change of view'?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-1 "Applying for that Job", question 5

The government has changed its policy and had a complete change of ..........

(a) view
(b) opinion
(c) mind
(d) heart

Test No. incompl/inter-1 "Applying for that Job", answer 5

The government has changed its policy and had a complete change of heart.

Correct answer: (d) heart
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Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using "change of view"?

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Change of view #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 04, 2004 21:40 pm   Change of view
 

What does change of view mean? I don't know the expression.
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Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using 'change of view'? #3 (permalink) Tue May 25, 2010 22:39 pm   Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using 'change of view'?
 

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Why ­we use "change of heart" instead of using "change of view"?


Hello quang hai.

The test that the question came from is about business idioms.

A typical idiom which is used a lot in business (and in other aspects of life) is that someone had a 'change of heart'. It means they changed their opinion, belief or earlier decision about something.

Although we might well say that someone changed their point of view about something, it isn't a common idiom, as all the answers in that test are meant to be.

(So if it wasn't in the test, it might be an appropriate answer, but because that particular test is designed for a specific purpose, it doesn't fit as well as 'change of heart'.)

I hope that helps make things clearer for you.
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