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How to give your opinion

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How do you give your opinion on something? Is by starting a sentnce with "I think..."? This expression is fine but let's build your vocabulary by looking at other expressions we also use when we want to share our views.

10 ways to give your opinion

In my opinion, it's a good idea.
If you ask me, we should buy it.
Personally, I don't think we should rush to a decision.
As far as I'm concerned, unless they increase their offer, I'm not interested.
You know what I think? It's a great restaurant.
I reckon it's the best film I've seen this year.- reckon is informal and used more in British English than American English.
If you don't mind me saying, yellow really suits you.
The way I see it, it's better to keep trying than give up now.
To my mind, it's a good idea.
Frankly, I think this is a bad idea - used when what you are about to say is your honest opinion, even though others might not like what your view.

To help you remember these expressions, choose the correct words to complete the following sentences. When you have finished, write your own example sentences in the comments area.

  • 1 - ___, I prefer red.

  • 2 - The way I ___ it, we've done all we can.

  • 3 - ___, this is not good enough!

  • 4 - You know ___ I think?

  • 5 - In my ___, it's they're the best band ever!

  • 6 - ___ far as I'm concerned, the deal is off.

  • 7 - If ___ ask me, motorbikes are dangerous.

  • 8 - I ___ it's better to buy than rent.

  • 9 - To ___ mind, Paris is a better choice.

  • 10 - If you don't mind me ___, you look great today!