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I just don't know what's the difference.

  • When we use in what sense, we mean in different sense, we can conclude different results.

  • When we use point of view, we also mean in different point of views, we can conclude different results.

So, when we want to say some questions are open, and from different view/sense leads different results then which to choose?

Those two phases are translated to (into?) two similar phrases in my native language (Mandarin).

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I didn't get your question. What is your mother tongue? –  Manoochehr Jan 29 '11 at 19:40
    
Hi, Manoochehr, I have updated my question. hope it is easier to be understood. –  lovespring Jan 29 '11 at 19:52

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The meaning of “in a sense” and “with a certain point of view” overlap but are not identical. “point of view” implies a more personal take on things, while in a sense tends to be used for well-established interpretations (like, scientific theories, or the like).

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Good Explanation –  Manoochehr Jan 29 '11 at 20:26

The NOAD reports the following meaning for point of view, and in a sense:

point of view /pɔɪnt əv/ /ə vju/
noun
a particular attitude or way of considering a matter: I'm trying to get Matthew to change his point of view.
• (in fictional writing) the narrator's position in relation to the story being told: this story is told from a child's point of view.
• the position from which something or someone is observed: certain aspects are not visible from a single point of view.

in a (or one) sense
used to indicate a particular interpretation of a statement or situation: in a sense, behavior cannot develop independently of the environment.

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thank you, kiamlaluno. –  lovespring Jan 30 '11 at 15:31

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