Jump to content

  • Please log in to reply

SilentArmand
my code
Started March 20, 2012 - 05:51 PM

SilentArmand

    Member

  • PipPip
  • 29 posts

When to use 'bias' and 'biased'

Is a person 'bias' or 'biased' What is the difference between bias and biased?

#2 buhi Replied March 21, 2012 - 11:25 AM

buhi

    Contributing Member

  • PipPipPip
  • 299 posts
"Bias" is a noun meaning "prejudice." "Biased" is an adjective meaning "having prejudice." Therefore, you would say "a biased person" if that person did, in fact, have a bias:

"Despite his reputation as a biased judge, we found the Honorable Joseph Klimt to be completely free of any bias; he ruled fairly in our case, at least."

#3 Mike Replied March 22, 2012 - 01:58 PM

Mike

    Contributing Member

  • PipPipPip
  • 69 posts
Biased is used primarily as an adjective. You could describe someone as being biased towards a particular issue. Bias on the other hand is a tendency to favor a specific outcome, regardless of the evidence presented.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Learn More
BECOME AN EXPERT

Call Us

877-416-3698

Office

Write.com
33 Bronze Pointe
Swansea, IL 62226
TERMS | PRIVACY | SITE MAP     © Write.com All Rights Reserved.