What is the correct way of saying the following?

I want to evaluate your opinion and comprehension of/about this image?

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You'd want to use of here.

About would pair nicely with opinion if it were on its own in the sentence; however, of pairs just as well with it, and must go with comprehension.

  • Is "You'd want to use ..." more colloquial than "You should use ..."?
    – user19148
    Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 18:50
  • I would say so, yes. I feel that if I'd said that OP should use this or that that I am some sort of authority on the matter rather than an enthusiast. :) Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 18:53

I feel that the two concepts - comprehension and opinion, are too different to be combined together in the same expression. To me, comprehension is objective and opinion is subjective. Are you interested in the kind of comprehension that is quantifiable, e.g. is the person able to find 10 differences or find hidden objects in the image? Or are you soliciting their subjective opinion on art?

If the latter, I would rephrase the question to something like this: I would like to know how you interpret this image and your opinion of it.

  • Yes, truly I am interested in objective comprehension and subjective opinion. @Raissa I am not an expert but the structure of sentence you have proposed seems to be not consistent to me as far as two ideas are concerned
    – Stat-R
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 13:30

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