Expressing Opinions (Expressing, Agreeing, Disagreeing, & Offering)

Publish Date: 24-Dec-2019

Expressing Opinions

These terms are used to introduce an opinion, either for or against:

  • I think ...
  • I feel ...
  • I believe ...
  • As I see it...
  • In my opinion ...
  • As far as I'm concerned ...
  • My point of view is that ...
  • In my view ...
  • It seems to me that ...
  • I figure that ...
  • From my point of view ...
  • I'm of the opinion that ...
  • If you ask me ...
  • To be (quite) honest/ (Quite) honestly ...

Agreeing with an Opinion

  • My view about this is positive.
  • I agree with this idea.
  • I agree completely with this idea.
  • I agree partially with this idea.
  • This idea is absolutely right.
  • This idea is partially right.
  • I couldn't agree more on this.
  • I think this idea is good.

Disagreeing with an Opinion:

  • I think this idea is impossible/impractical/bad.
  • I think this idea is possible, but ...
  • I think this idea cannot be implemented.
  • I don't agree with this idea.
  • I think it is a bad idea.
  • I'm not sure that I agree with this idea.
  • The project is feasible, but ....

Asking People to Express Their Opinions

Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

  • I'd be interested to know your thoughts on/what you think about...
  • What's your point of view on...
  • What's your opinion on/of/about...
  • What do you think about...
  • How do you feel about...

Offering an Opinion

  • As far as I'm concerned...
  • I'm convinced that...
  • I'm pretty sure that...
  • I strongly believe that...
  • I suspect that...

Disagreeing with an Opinion

  • I don't think that...
  • Don't you think it would be better...
  • I don't agree...
  • I'm afraid I don't agree...
  • I understand what you are saying, but don't you think that ...
  • The problem with your point of view is that...

Personal Point of View

Use these words and phrases to express a personal point of view:

  • In my experience ...
  • As far as I'm concerned ...
  • Speaking for myself ...
  • In my opinion ...
  • Personally, I think ...
  • I'd say that ...
  • I'd suggest that ...
  • I'd like to point out that ...
  • I believe that ...
  • What I mean is ...

General Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is generally thought by people:

  • It is thought that...
  • Some people say that...
  • It is considered...
  • It is generally accepted that...

Agreeing with an opinion

We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else's point of view:

  • Of course.
  • You're absolutely right.
  • Yes, I agree.
  • I think so too.
  • That's a good point.
  • Exactly.
  • I don't think so either.
  • So do I.
  • I'd go along with that.
  • That's true.
  • Neither do I.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • That's just what I was thinking.
  • I couldn't agree more.

Disagreeing with an opinion

We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else's point of view:

  • That's different.
  • I don't agree with you.
  • However ...
  • That's not entirely true.
  • On the contrary ...
  • Yes, but don't you think ...
  • That's not the same thing at all.
  • I'm afraid I have to disagree.
  • I'm not so sure about that.
  • I must take issue with you on that.
  • I'm sorry to disagree with you, but ...
  • It's unjustifiable to say that...

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