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    Default Expressing opinions

    Hello,

    would you please give me some tips on where (within the Using.English site)
    I can find expressions/idioms/verbs used to introduce one's opinions...

    e.g. I believe, in my opinion, to my knowledge etc.

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    Default Re: Expressing opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Avidlearner View Post
    Hello,

    would you please give me some tips on where (within the Using.English site)
    I can find expressions/idioms/verbs used to introduce one's opinions...

    e.g. I believe, in my opinion, to my knowledge etc.

    thanks a lot,

    Avidlearner
    I've done a quick search of the site, and I couldn't find anything. Here are some ideas that come to mind that you might find helpful.

    The way I see it ...
    In my view ...
    I would say ...
    I would have to say ...
    As far as I can tell ...
    It occurs to me that ... Still ... But ... However ... Nevertheless ...
    I find it ...
    I find it rather ...
    I find it somewhat ...
    I understand what you mean. However, ...
    I would tend to agree with this, but ...
    Here's my take on it:
    I feel that ...
    I strongly believe that ...
    I feel compelled to say that ...
    I can't say I agree with this, and here's why ...

    Here are ways to express your opinion while recognizing, in a positive way, another person's opinion


    I find it interesting that ..., but on the other hand ...
    You have a point, but have you ever thought that ...
    I understand what you mean, but I can't say I see it that way because ...
    This is true, but ...
    You make a strong case for ..., but I think you might have overlooked ...

    More direct starters:

    This is what I'm getting at.
    What I mean to say is that ...
    Let me tell you what I think,
    I ...
    That's wrong, and I'll tell you why. (If ...)



    This webpage might be helpful: http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~pkanchan/html/opinion.htm.
    Last edited by PROESL; 20-Oct-2009 at 07:06.

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