asking for and giving an opinion

There are many ways to state an opinion when speaking in English. The exact English expressions you use depend on how strong your opinion is.

Giving your opinion neutrally

  • I think…
  • I feel that…
  • In my view, …
  • It seems to me that …
  • In my opinion, …
  • In my experience, …
  • As far as I’m concerned, …

For example: In my opinion, all students should wear uniforms.

Giving a strong opinion

  • I’m absolutely convinced that…
  • I’m sure that…
  • I strongly believe that…
  • I have no doubt that…
  • There’s no doubt in my mind that…

For example: I have no doubt that we should give the death penalty to drug dealers.

Agreeing with an opinion

We use the following words or phrases to agree with someone’s else’s point of views:

  • You’re absolutely right.
  • That’s just what I was thinking
  • That’s a good point.
  • Exactly.
  • That’s true.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • I couldn’t agree more.

Disagreeing with an opinion

We use the following words or phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:

  • I don’t agree with you.
  • That’s not entirely true.
  • I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
  • I’m afraid I have to disagree.
  • I’m not sure about that.
  • I have an objection.

English expression for asking someone’s opinion

  • What do you think?
  • What’s your view?
  • How do you see the situation?
  • What’s your opinion?
  • Do you have any idea?
  • What do you think of … ?
  • Is that right (true) that … ?

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