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    how to use the phrase " I would say"?

    example:

    1. I'd say your friend was mistaken
    2. Jerry : what do you think?
    Jack: I would say.........


    what does I would say mean? and in what situation in a conversation we use it ?


    appreciate it!

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    #2
    Sometimes some people say I would say as a way of expressing an opinion.

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    thanks a lot

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    Re: how to use the phrase " I would say"?

    Quote Originally Posted by billy
    example:

    1. I'd say your friend was mistaken
    2. Jerry : what do you think?
    Jack: I would say.........


    what does I would say mean? and in what situation in a conversation we use it ?


    appreciate it!


    Using "I would say" also sounds hesitant, and could be thought of as "politer" in a way. If you want to express an opinion and be relatively sure that it won't sound too aggressive, "I would say" is a good way to start.

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    #5
    I agree with CitySpeak- it's a way of giving an opinion without appearing pushy or aggressive.

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    #6
    I would say we all said pretty much the same thing.

    :wink:

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    #7
    I wouldn't disagree.


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    what's the difference between I wouldn't disagree and I won't disagree ?


    thanks in advance

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    #9
    I wouldn't disagree means a person is inclined to agree, but I won't disagree does, I think, mean something else altogether. What that is, however, I do not know, since I am unfamiliar with that expression. :?

    English Idioms
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1697

    Brief Verse (Couplets)
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1579


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    #10

    thank you very very much for replying so quickly

    I can understand what you mean, thank you!

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