Useful Ways of Expressing Opinions in English

Giving your opinion on different topics is an important part of many speaking tests. In this lesson, you will find many different ways to express your opinions in English.

Expressing Opinions in English

Here are common sentences to express your personal opinion in English:

Expressing a Personal Opinion

  • In my opinion,…
  • I feel that…
  • I would say that…
  • It seems to me that…
  • I am of the opinion that …
  • Speaking personally…
  • As I see it…
  • Well, if you ask me…
  • In my view…
  • I think that…

Giving Reasons

  • I tell you all this because …
  • I base my argument on …
  • I’m already thinking that because …

Expressing Personal Doubt

  • I’m not sure if …
  • I’m not satisfied that …
  • I’m not convinced that…
  • I doubt that …

Expressing Disagreement

  • I’m sorry but I’m of a different opinion.
  • I don’t agree with you about …
  • Sorry, I can’t accept your opinion that …

Expression Support

  • You took the words right out of my mouth.
  • That’s a very important point.
  • You are right.
  • I strongly agree with you.
  • You’re quite right.

Stating Something As a Fact

  • Everyone knows that …
  • It is normally accepted that …
  • There can be no doubt that …
  • As everybody knows …
  • Nobody will deny that …

Enumeration of Points

  • Moreover …
  • In addition to that …
  • Furthermore …
  • First of all, I would like to say …
  • First …, second …, third …
  • Another example of this point is that …

Summing Up, Drawing Conclusions

  • Finally …
  • The obvious conclusion is …
  • Summing up, I must say that …
  • In conclusion, we can say that …
  • To cut a long story short, …

Fillers in Conversation

  • Um…
  • Ok / Alright, …
  • You know …
  • By the way …
  • What I mean is …
  • So …
  • Well / Well …
  • Anyway …

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Expressing Opinions

Expressing Opinions

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