Useful Phrases For Discussion And Composition

English phrases related to discussion and composition;


Useful Phrases For Discussion And Composition



Expressing a Personal Opinion

  • It seems to me that…
  • I feel that…
  • As I see it…
  • The way I see it…
  • I think…
  • In my opinion…
  • Personally…
  • I’m convinced that…
  • I have the feeling that…
  • Well, if you ask me…
  • I believe…
  • I suppose…
  • You can take it from me that…

Expressing doubt

  • I’m not sure if…
  • I’m not convinced that..
  • I doubt that…
  • I wonder if you realize that…


Introducing a point

  • First of all I’d like to point out…
  • The main problem is…
  • Speaking of…
  • What we have to decide is…
  • Many people claim that…
  • In this day and age…

Starting something as a fact

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

Giving reasons

  • The reason for this is that…
  • I base my argument on…
  • I tell you all this because…
  • Due to…
  • One reason behind this is

Expressing support

  • You are quite right.
  • That’s very important point.
  • You’ve got a good point there.
  • I couldn’t agree with you more.

Concluding

  • To sum up…
  • In conclusion…
  • All things considered,…
  • Taking everything into consideration…
  • The advantages of … outweight the disadvantages

Contrasting

  • Although
  • Eventhough
  • Despite
  • In spite of
  • On the one hand
  • On the other hand
  • However
  • Despite the fact that
  • Nevertheless
  • Even so


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