We can say "I'm of the opinion that ~" instead of "I reckon that ~" in a formal way.

Then, can I say "What opinion are you of?" in place of "What do you reckon?"


I can't imagine any native speaker saying that. It would be 'What's your opinion?'

  • Unless it was a native speaker two centuries ago...? – Bidella Mar 6 '12 at 5:36
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    @Bidella: The closest the OED gets is with these two citations: ‘To fish out . . .what opinion the Emperor is of us’ (1531) and ‘What opinion my Lord Coke was of . . .is not so certain’ (1715). However, in other contexts, ‘opinion’ is frequently found without an article, as in ‘I am of opinion that . . .’ – Barrie England Mar 6 '12 at 7:18

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