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    Personally, I think

    Personally, I think the team that won first place cheated.

    With 'Personally' and 'I think' repeating the same meaning, does the sentence sound idiomatic to native English speakers?

    And how about the 'In my opinion, I think...' construction?

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 09-Nov-2010 at 14:04. Reason: one sentence added.

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    Re: Personally, I think

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Personally, I think the team that won first place cheated.

    With 'Personally' and 'I think' repeating the same meaning, does the sentence sound idiomatic to native English speakers?

    Some people object to this, but you hear it a lot. I would say that it is idiomatic.

    And how about the 'In my opinion, I think...' construction?

    This doesn't sound idiomatic to me, but others may feel that it does to them.
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    Re: Personally, I think

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
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    With 'Personally' and 'I think' repeating the same meaning, does the sentence sound idiomatic to native English speakers?

    Some people object to this, but you hear it a lot. I would say that it is idiomatic.

    And how about the 'In my opinion, I think...' construction?

    This doesn't sound idiomatic to me, but others may feel that it does to them.[/QUOTE]
    I agree with you on both counts.

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