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Hello. I'm trying to improve my speaking skill and recently discovered the expression "I dare say" which I found extremely useful, probably because in my native language there is a similar expression which I use extensively.
Is that expression perceived as old fashioned or too formal?
Thank you for the quick reply. So, is there a synonym for this expression that has the structure "I something (to) say"? I find it so comfortable to introduce an statement with that.
I like to use 'dare'.
Maybe you want to take a look at this:
dare - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
What about "I venture to say"? I guess is to formal to use it in spoken English, but maybe when writing it's OK. Am I wrong?
What's wrong with "I guess"... whatever proposition"? That is about as standard a phrase as you will find in AmE, and it means I dare to claim. Isn't that what you are looking for? I don't think British people say "I guess" very much, but they still have "I suppose."