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10-26-13 Opinion

Giving your opinion

We often give our opinions to friends and colleagues. Here are ways of giving your opinion about A vs B...

Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
1) In my opinion, this one would be better.
2) To my mind this one's better.
3) If you ask me, this one's better.
4) To my way of thinking, this one's fine.
5) In my view, this one is best.
6) Know what I think? That one's best.
7) I'd say tomorrow that one's better.
8) What I think is that one's better.
9) For me, that one's better.
10) I tell you what I think, that one's best.

How To Use These Phrases In Your English
1) “In my opinion” is the classic expression - but it's not the only one. Use moderately.
2) “To my mind” is a common spoken form - and you can use it in writing, too.
3) “If you ask me” is very, very common in spoken English, and can come first or last in a sentence.
4) “To my way of thinking” is often used with emphasis on “my” to give a strong opinion.
5) “In my view” is common in spoken and written English.
6) The abbreviated question “(Do you) know what I think?” is very popular and is not rude.
7) The conditional structure I'd say is rarely taught as a conditional, but this is one of the most common ways of giving an opinion in English.
8) “For me” is like 2 and 5.
9) 10 is similar to 6, and is quite direct.

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