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Giving your opinion
We often need to give our opinions to friends and colleagues. Here are ten ways of giving your opinion about a choice between options
Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
- In my opinion, this one would be better.
- To my mind this one's better.
- If you ask me, this one's better.
- To my way of thinking, this one's fine.
- In my view, this one is best.
- Know what I think? That one's best.
- I'd say that one's better.
- What I think is that one's better.
- For me, that one's better.
- I tell you what I think, that one's best.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English
- 'In my opinion' is the classic expression - but it's not the only one. Use moderately.
- 'To my mind' is a common spoken form - and you can use it in writing, too.
- 'If you ask me' is very, very common in spoken English, and can come first or last in a sentence.
- 'To my way of thinking' is often used with emphasis on 'my' to give a strong opinion.
- 'In my view' is common in spoken and written English.
- The abbreviated question '(Do you) know what I think?' is very popular and is not rude.
- 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.
- 'For me' is like 2 and 5.
- 10 is similar to 6, and is quite direct.