Phrases for expressing an opinion in English that can be used both in speech and in writing.
Right to an opinion does not make the opinion right
Personal point of view
- I believe that ...
- In my experience…
- I'd like to point out that…
- As far as I'm concerned… (As far as I can tell…)
- Speaking for myself ... (If talking about myself ...)
- In my opinion…
- Personally, I think ...
- I'd say that...
- I'd suggest that... (I would suggest that...)
- What I mean is… (I mean…)
General point of view
- It is thought that… (It is believed that…)
- Some people say that…
- It is considered ...
- It is generally accepted that ...
Agreeing with the opinions of others
- Of course! (Certainly!)
- You're absolutely right.
- Yes, I agree.
- I think so too.
- That's a good point. (This is a good point.)
- I don't think so either. (I don't think so.)
- So do I. (Me too.)
- I'd go along with that. (I would agree with this.)
- That's true. (It's true.)
- Neither do I. (Me too.)
- I agree with you entirely. (I completely agree with you.)
- That's just what I was thinking. (This is exactly what I was thinking.)
- I couldn't agree more. (I can't help but agree.)
Disagreeing with someone else's opinion
- That's different. (This is a completely different matter.)
- I don't agree with you. (I agree with you.)
- However… (Nevertheless / Yet…)
- That's not entirely true. (This is not entirely correct.)
- On the contrary ... (On the contrary ...)
- I'm sorry to disagree with you, but…
- Yes, but you don't think…
- That's not the same thing at all. (They are not the same.)
- I'm afraid I have to disagree.
- I'm not so sure about that. (I'm not so sure about this.)
- I must take issue with you on that. (I cannot agree with you on this point.)