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In the same respects/aspects, we can say it's right.

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In this context, a 'respect' is a way in which we approach something, and an 'aspect' is a way in which something presents itself to us, or is presented to us. So you can see that the difference is subtle. As JSBangs has said, the phrase "in some/all respects" is idiomatic, but you can see that the meaning is "in whatever way we approach the issue..."

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"Respects". There are similar things you might say where "aspects" would be appropriate ("some aspects of it are right"), but in the sentence you give, "respects" is the conventional idiom.

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I don't want chaos! :-) could you make it clear when to use which? what's the difference ? – lovespring Feb 6 '11 at 21:09
@lovespring, language is chaos! Embrace disorder! Flee systematics! ... But seriously, the phrase in some/all respects is idiomatic, but it's the only phrase I can think of where the word respects is used in this manner. Most of the time aspects is more appropriate. – JSBձոգչ Feb 6 '11 at 21:34
@JSBangs I see, thank you. – lovespring Feb 6 '11 at 22:00

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