Expressing a Personal Opinion

▪In my opinion,…
▪I feel that…
▪I would say that…
▪It seems to me that…
▪I am of the opinion that
▪…Speaking personally…
▪As I see it…
▪Well, if you ask me…
▪In my view…
▪I think that…

Giving Reasons

▪I tell you all this because …
▪I base my argument on …
▪I’m already thinking that because …

Expressing Personal Doubt

▪I’m not sure if …
▪I’m not satisfied that …
▪I’m not convinced that…
▪I doubt that …

Expressing Disagreement

▪I’m sorry but I’m of a different opinion.
▪I don’t agree with you about …
▪Sorry, I can’t accept your opinion that …

Expression Support

▪You took the words right out of my mouth.
▪That’s a very important point.
▪You are right.
▪I strongly agree with you.
▪You’re quite right.

Stating Something As a Fact

▪Everyone knows that…
▪It is normally accepted that …
▪There can be no doubt that …
▪As everybody knows …
▪Nobody will deny that …

Enumeration of Points

▪Moreover …
▪In addition to that …
▪Furthermore …
▪First of all, I would like to say …
▪First …,
▪second …,
▪third …
▪Another example of this point is that …

Summing Up, Drawing Conclusions

▪Finally …
▪The obvious conclusion is …
▪Summing up, I must say that …
▪In conclusion we can say that …
▪To cut a long story short, …

Fillers in Conversation

▪Um…
▪Ok / Alright, …
▪You know …
▪By the way …
▪What I mean is …
▪So …
▪Well / Well …
▪Anyway …