GRAMMAR

OPINIONS

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Useful phrases to express your opinion:

  • In my opinion, …
  • In my eyes, …
  • To my mind, …
  • As far as I am concerned, …
  • Speaking personally, …
  • From my point of view, …
  • As for me / As to me, …
  • My view / opinion / belief / impression / conviction is that …
  • I hold the view that …
  • I would say that …
  • It seems to me that …
  • I am of the opinion that …
  • My impression is that …
  • I am under the impression that …
  • It is my impression that …
  • I have the feeling that …
  • My own feeling on the subject is that …
  • I have no doubt that …
  • I am sure / I am certain that …
  • I think / consider / find / feel / believe / suppose / presume / assume/reckon that …
  • I hold the opinion that …
  • I dare say that …
  • I guess that …
  • I bet that ….
  • I gather that …
  • It goes without saying that …
  • In my point of view
  • From where I am standing
  • I hold a strong opinion on/about
  • I have reason to believe
  • It´s a matter of opinion, but…
  • I have the suspicion that
  • I share your opinion on
  • The way I see it is…
  • It seems obvious to me that

 

To express general opinions, a great thing to do is to use “the impersonal passive”:

  • It is thought that
  • It is generally believed that
  • It is said that
  • It is widely known that
  • It is often stated that

 

You can also make reference to the general public:

  • Most people think that
  • The majority of people believe
  • People say that
  • Everyone thinks that
  • Everybody believes that

 

For some speaking practice on the topic of opinions, see HERE and HERE

 

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