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Expressions for Conversation and Personal Comment

Expressions for Conversation and Personal Comment

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Helps you speak properly, gives alternatives, reduces repetition
Helps you speak properly, gives alternatives, reduces repetition

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Categories:Types, Speeches
Published by: Ana Perišić Pun Profil on Jun 10, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


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When you start saying something contributing to a conversation making a contribution
First of all, I would like to say/state that.............To begin with, I...................In the first line, I.............
What can you say instead of "I think" (don't sink, please)
I would say/thinkIn my opinionTo my mindI am of the opinion thatI hold the opinion that
When you want to stress your "personal opinion":
ersonally I thinkAs far as I am concernedAs for meAs I take itAs far as I can see
When you "agree" or when you "don't agree":
I entirely/quite agree with you.I agree to (with) her plan.I am of the same opinion.I differ from/with you entirely.I disagree with you: I am sure you're mistaken.I stick to my opinion.Let's agree to differ!
When you want to say the "opposite" of what someone elsesaid:
on the contrary! quite the contrary! just the opposite!That is the very opposite of what I said.That is quite the contrary to what I said.I maintain the contrary.In contrast to what you said, I maintain that...........
When you are "quite sure" of something:
of course!That goes without saying (It goes without sayingthat......)I contend/maintain that................It's my conviction that..................
When you want to "ask a question":
ay I interrupt you?There arises the question/point whether/if......This question raises the whole issue

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