Different ways you could express or react to an opinion

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What are the different ways you could express or react to an opinion?

When you are interjecting with agreeance to someone else’s opinion you can say:

  • “I figured as much”
    • It is raining this weekend, so I am going to move the pool party to Sunday.
    • I figured as much when I saw the weather.
  • “I suppose”
    • I tried the soup and I think it needs more salt, what do you think?
    • I suppose so, it did seem a bit bland.
  • “Am I ever”
    • Are you excited to come to my 30th birthday party this weekend?
    • Am I ever! I have been waiting to celebrate for weeks!

What about when you are defending your opinion to someone else?

You can say:

  • “Keep in mind that”
    • Keep in mind that the weather is supposed to change next week for our trip, so you should pack warmer sweaters.”
  • “Especially considering”
    • I think we will win first place, especially considering we were the only ones who had our speech memorized.
  • “I’d go as far as to say”
    • That was very good pizza, I’d go as far as to say it was some of the best pizza I have ever had!
  • “There’s no question that”
    • There’s no question that he is one of the best players on the team, especially since he is the top goal scorer!

Lastly, when you are discussing your intentions with someone you can say:

  • “I understand that”
    • I understand that you are frustrated with the delay in shipment, but we will try to get your package to you as soon as possible.
  • “We are prepared to”
    • We are prepared to call the coach and ask him why the best player on the team did not play at all last game.


Different ways you could express or react to an opinion quiz

Using all of the phrases from this lesson, put the appropriate phrase into each sentence.

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