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Express ideas and opinions in English

What sentences do we use to express comments and ideas? It happens that the teacher asks questions and everyone loves to express their personal opinions. Most people start with this duplicate phrase: I think...

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When you are outside of the classroom and what are you in a completely English-speaking environment? If, for example, for a work trip to a foreign country? Here you should show yourself as a professional.

So, learning different terms and phrases to express personal opinions in English is vital.

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Expression of ideas and comments to English

Normal and high-end terms

Terms for further emphasis

Usual and formal phrases

Asking the ideas and opinions of others

Agree and oppose when expressing ideas and comments

Retreat and reject in the expression of ideas and comments

End to discuss

Dropping the ball on the opponent’s land

Final talk

Expression of ideas and comments to English

When we discuss with someone, we want to know each other. So we should know how to express your comments in English.

You can use the following phrases to start your sentence.

But before anything, now that you learn these new phrases, write them and try to use in your talk.

Normal and high-end terms

Use these extremely phrases to express your ideas and comments in everyday talk. Or if you like writing and want to strengthen your English by writing, these phrases are so much to your work.

I think you have seen or heard. So why don’t you use them?

I think…

I believe…

I feel…

In my opinion…

I would say…

For example, suppose today you want to write about street food on your blog about food. Use one of the high functional terms.

In my opinion, Bangkok Has the Best Street Food.

Terms for further emphasis

If you want to emphasis your comments, you should use an adjective or.

For example:

I real think

I strongly believe…

I truly feel…

In my honest opinion…

On the other hand, the additional description can make your feedback more powerful. Let’s go back to our blog:

In My Honest Opinion, Bangkok Has The Best Street Food. I have Never Seen More Choices of what to Eat, and Everything I’ve Tried Has Been Delicious.

In general, always for the words you’ve been struck.

If you want my opinion, to show that you are very professional. Additional explanations in talking show you have enough readiness to continue conversation.

Perhaps you want to write an official email or take part in a job interview. Even when you want to talk with the official president and very much with the class, use these examples to express comments and ideas in English and feel the power of the words.

From My Point of View…

From My Perspective…

In my view…


For example, you want to express your own personal opinion about cruise ships.

In my view, Cruise Ships Should Be Banned. They Produce Massive Amounts of Waste and Use the Dirtiest Fuel in the World.

Of course, it’s true that these expressions are official, but not afraid of using them is quite tasteful. You want any one you can use.

Probably hear these phrases at high work sessions. So it’s better to prepare yourself for their use.

Asking the ideas and opinions of others

You do not want to complete the conversation after you said your opinion. Isn’t that?

So, ask now: what is your opinion?

But in different and very professional forms

One point that in all of the following phrases, be sure to use Gerund (verb + ing) or noun.

What do you think of…?

What are your thoughts on…?

How do you feel about…?

What’s your opinion on…?

All of these useful phrases can be used to express your opinions and ideas.

By doing this, you show to the audiences that you really want to know their opinion.

See the following examples:

What do you think of shopping ONLINE?

Personally, I Think He Was Going to Make US Better Players. What Do You Think on That?

Or an example on our blog:

How Do You Feel About Having Street Food After A Long Work Day?

Agree and oppose when expressing ideas and comments

Now that there is a debate between you and your friend and are being warming up, then agree or disagree.

For example, if your friend has a comment on the film last night, you can announce very short.

So do me.



I agree.

I couldn’t agree more.

A: I Like Vegetables.

B: so, do i.

Or, as I said, use more attributes and explanations.


Use these widespread phrases to show opposition.

When I say that the widely used, I mean these phrases are so much used, they will come too much. So, take notes and continuous use.

I disagree!

I don’t agree.

Yeah, but…

It’s three for when you’re in a collector of friends or family.

Yeah, But Winter Has Just as Many Fun Things to do. YOU JUST HAVE TO DRESS WARMLY.

But if you are in a very serious conversation or in a formal environment, these phrases can be considered very rude. Its better Use these phrases to express your opinions and ideas in English.

I’m not sure I agree with you on…

I’m sorry but I don’t agree.

I’m afraid I disagree.

Or show the other person that their opinion is important to you but you have another opinion:

I see what you’re saying but…

Have you had a point there but…?

I understand where you’re coming from but…

Here is an example with one of these commonly used phrases:

I see what you’re saying but, in my view, we’re paying sky-high rents and other costs. Our business would save a lot of money by changing cities

Retreat and get lost in expressing ideas and opinions

Sometimes you say something and then feel that the other person does not like you or that you could not convey your point well. Use this strategy so that your friend does not have a bad reaction and the gossip ends:

What I mean is…

Actually, what I mean is…

That’s not exactly what I meant…

What I mean is, trying street food while you’re on a vacation can be a kind of adventure.

You see, what I mean by retreat is to explain what we mean more skillfully.

End the discussion

Sometimes a discussion starts that you do not want to continue or do not want to participate in at all. For example, political or religious debates

These frequently used phrases come in handy.

Beats me.

Who knows?

I don’t really know.

I’m not sure.

I have no idea.

Throwing the ball in the opponent’s court

Here, too, you do not want to comment, so you give the responsibility of expressing opinions and ideas to another.

Beats me. How about you?

I don’t really know. What do you think?

That’s a good question. Do you have any thoughts on that?

I’m not sure. How do you feel?

 I’d have to think about that. What you do think of that?

There are three things you can do with these phrases:

Shrug off.

Ask the other party for their opinion. And

Take time for yourself and think about it.

Concluding remarks

You must have seen many times that people do not use the above phrases to express opinions and ideas in English.

I must say that this is acceptable under normal circumstances and in friendly gatherings. We do not always use special phrases to express our opinion.

But the important thing is that when you have a serious discussion or you are in a formal situation, in order to express your opinion politely, you must use one of these phrases.

Do not forget to explain. Also work on your pronunciation so that your voice has the right pitch and melody.

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