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Giving an opinion It is very imporatnt to show people when you are saying an opinion and show that it is not

a fact. Giving an opinion as a fact is not very polite in the UK. Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking nd !riting ". I reckon... #. I$d say... %. &ersonally' I think... (. !hat I reckon is... ). If you ask me... *. The way I see it... +. s far as I$m concerned... ,. If you don$t mind me saying... -. I$m utterly convinced that... ".. In my hum/le opinion... 0ow To Use These &hrases In 1our English !e follow all the phrases with a sentence or clause that shows the speaker$s opinion. &hrases " 2 % are really 3uite informal. 1ou can use these phrases when you are discussing something with friends or people who you know well. In phrase "' $reckon$ is a very common word in the UK today. It means $I think$ /ut 4ritish people use the word $reckon$ much more often than $think$. &hrases )' * and + are all 3uite polite and show clearly that the statement is only an opinion. &hrase , is more polite /ecause it says to the other speaker that they might not agree with what you are saying. &hrase - shows a very strong opinion. The speaker has no dou/t at all that it is true. &hrase ". is the most polite expression of the ten. It is often written on the Internet as the a//reviatoin $I506$ or $imho$.

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Giving your opinion !e often give our opinions to friends and colleagues. 0ere are ways of giving your opinion a/out vs 4 Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking nd !riting ". In my opinion' this one would /e /etter. #. To my mind this one$s /etter. %. If you ask me' this one$s /etter. (. To my way of thinking' this one$s fine. ). In my view' this one is /est. *. Know what I think7 That one$s /est. +. I$d say tomorrow that one$s /etter. ,. !hat I think is that one$s /etter. -. 8or me' that one$s /etter. ".. I tell you what I think' that one$s /est. 0ow To Use These &hrases In 1our English $In my opinion$ is the classic expression 2 /ut it$s not the only one. Use moderately. $To my mind$ is a common spoken form 2 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 a//reviated 3uestion $9:o you; know what I think7$ is very popular and is not rude. The conditional structure I$d say is rarely taught as a conditional' /ut this is one of the most common ways of giving an opinion in English. $8or me$ is like # and ). ". is similar to *' and is 3uite direct.

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