English2012.10.28 16:51

Structures/Expressions for eliciting opinions

What do you think of ...?

What's your opinion of ...?

How do you feel about ...?

 

Structures/Expressions for analyzing opinions

Do you really feel/think/believe ...?

Do you really mean to say that ...?

Can you really say that ...?

 

Less Certain/Diplomatic

It seems to me ...

I imagine ...

To the best of my knowledge ...

As far as I know ...

People say ...

I've heard that ...

Wouldn't yu say that ...?

Don't you think that ...?

 

Neutral

I think ...

I believe ...

I'm pretty sure/certain ...

I'd like to say/point out ...

The point is ...

Not everyone will agree, but ...

 

Very Certain

I'm positive/sure/certain ...

I honestly believe/feel/think ...

I'm convinced ...

In my (honest) opinion ...

There's no question in my mind that ...

 

Responeses

 

Less Certain/Neutral

I suppose so/not.

I guess you're right.

If you think so.

It's worth some thought.

Not everyone would agree.

Really?

 

Strong Agreement

Absolutely.

You're absolutely right.

No question.

I totally agree.

I'm convinced/sure you're right.

I couldn't agree more.

Right on.(Less formal)

 

Strong Disagreement

Absolutely not.

Positively not.

I totally disagree.

I'm convinced that's not right.

How can you say that?

Are you kidding?(Less formal)

No way.(Less formal)

Posted by Act of God