Tell me please if the following use of the word is correct.

His viewpoint is close to me, so I would rather side with him.

What I mean by that is that I like his viewpoint, and it is similar to mine. If that word is not used correctly, then what is the correct one to use there?


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We would normally say “His viewpoint is close to mine.” Or “His viewpoint is close to my viewpoint.”

Close is a good word to imply that it is similar but not exactly the same. You could also use “similar” in place of “close”. I would view “similar” as a little more divergent than “close”, but not everyone will make the same distinction.

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