I like this quote " I vow to no longer base my self-worth on the opinions of others". Can it also be written like this though, “I vow to no longer base my self-worth from others opinions.” Many thanks
No it can not. Unless you want it to sound really bad.
“From” is not the correct preposition. “on” is correct. If you want to use “from”, maybe try:
“I vow to no longer derive my self-worth from the opinions of others.”
Also, you don’t indicate the possessive case in your second sentence. It should probably be something like: “[…] on others’ opinions”, or: “[…] on other people’s opinions.”
This is correct. The preposition “on” is tied to “base”. I am trying to think of a situation one case use “base” as a verb without “on” and coming up empty.
The New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD) has this to say:
verb [with object]
1 have as the foundation for (something); use as a point from which (something) can develop: the film is based on a novel by Pat Conroy | inaccurate conclusions based on incomplete facts.
2 situate as the center of operations: [as adjective, in combination] (-based) : a London-based band | a research program based at the University of Arizona.
Well…I wouldn’t say it’s horrible. It’s wrong, yes, but if someone said this in my presence, I wouldn’t think it sounds right, but I certainly wouldn’t think it bad, especially for someone that was not native. There are so many native English speakers that use far worse grammar.
I think it can be rephrased as “I vow to no longer measure my fluency in a language by referring to a word count”
(just to be clear… absolutely a general statement, hinting at nobody in particular)
“I vow to no longer base my self-worth on others’ opinions.”
“Base” and “from” don’t make sense as much as “base” and “on” together.
Apostrophe must be added after “others” to be “others’” because you are showing that multiple people are owning the opinions.
Hope this helps.