Expressing opinion in English
In this English lesson you will learn some of the structures we use for expressing opinion in English.
Being able to express your opinion in English will help you communicate more clearly and effectively.
If you are preparing for an exam and you need to speak and write in English, most likely you will have to give your opinion on a topic.
There are many ways that we can express our opinions in English. Some of the main ways are listed below with examples.
- In my view: In my view, people should have children while they are young. Largely because you have more energy.
- In my opinion: In my opinion, crazy people should not own guns because they could kill someone.
- If you ask me: If you ask me, traditional shops are better than shopping malls. Especially in big cities.
- As I see it: As I see it, the Prime MInister was wrong to say what he said. As a result, his popularity has plummeted.
- The way I see it: The way I see it, John would be better off getting a divorce.
- Personally: Personally, I think he's mad for staying with his wife. He seems rather unhappy.
- Frankly: Frankly, I can't believe he didn't get a divorce sooner.
- In my experience: In my experience, travel broadens the mind.
- It could be argued: It could be argued that not enough women reach top positions in companies.
- It's fair to say: (I think) it's fair to say that he made a mistake buying that car.
- I am of the view that: I am of the view that all children should receive a good education.
- I am of the opinion that: I am of the opinion that most politicians are corrupt. Most of all in poor countries.
Those are some of the main ways we can express our opinions in English.
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