How to Express Opinions in English

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In this post, you will find all kinds of expressions that will help you express your opinions in English

Knowing how to express opinions in English is valuable whether you are speaking or writing.

These are some examples of opinions in English

#1I believe that we should spend more money on Education
#2I think that people should spend less time on their phones

Now, let’s check all that you need to know to express your opinions in English correctly.

Questions to Ask for Opinions in English

These are some phrases to ask other people’s opinions

What do you think about …?
How do you feel about …?
What are your thoughts on…?
What’s your opinion on …?
What’s your take on ….?

These are some examples of questions to ask for opinions:

  • What do you think about the layoffs?
  • What do you think about reducing the minimum wage?
  • How do you feel about the new art director?
  • How do you feel about increasing the minimum wage?
  • What are your thoughts on this training program?
  • What are your thoughts about the final outcome?
  • What’s your opinion on homeschooling ?
  • What’s your opinion about this investment ?
  • What is your take on the company’s growth?
  • What is your take on this new situation?

Now let’s check some of the most common expressions to express opinions in English

How to Express Opinions in English: Elementary

This is a video that will help you learn more about the different phrases to express your opinions in English.

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How to Express Opinions in English: Pre-intermediate

These are some expressions that pre-intermediate students to express opinions in English

  • I  think that …
  • I believe that …
  • I’m sure that …
  • My opinion is …
  • I agree with …
  • I feel that …
  • I guess…
  • I imagine …
  • I have no doubt that 
  • I’m certain that …
  • I strongly believe that …
  • I’ve never really thought about this before, but …
  • My personal opinion is that…
  • To be honest 
  • In my honest opinion, …

How to Express Opinions in English: Intermediate

These are some common expressions that intermediate students use to express opinions in English

  • As far as I know
  • I agree with the opinion of …
  • I could be wrong, but …
  • I’d definitely say that …
  • I’d guess that…
  • I imagine that …
  • I’d say that …
  • I’m absolutely certain that …
  • I’m fairly confident that …
  • I’m no expert (on this), but …
  • I’m positive that …
  • I’m pretty sure that …
  • It seems to me that …
  • It’s a difficult issue, but …
  • It’s a complicated issue, but …
  • Some people may disagree with me, but …
  • This is just my opinion, but …
  • Without a doubt, …

How to Express Opinions in English: Upper-intermediate

These are some common expressions that upper-intermediate students can use to express opinions in English

  • After much thought, …
  • As I see it, …
  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but …
  • From my point of view, …
  • I am not very familiar with this topic, but …
  • I do believe …
  • I have come to the conclusion that …
  • I might change my mind later, but …
  • I suppose …
  • I tend to think that …
  • I’m pretty confident that …
  • I’ve always thought that …
  • If you ask me, …
  • I’m convinced that …
  • In my humble opinion  …
  • It seems clear to me that …
  • My initial reaction is …
  • Personally speaking …
  • Speaking for myself, …
  • The way I see it (is) …
  • To be (perfectly) frank, …
  • To the best of my knowledge, …
  • What I think is …

How to Express Opinions in English: Advanced

These are some phrases that advanced students can use to express opinions in English

  • After giving this matter some thought, …
  • As far as I’m concerned, …
  • I can’t help thinking that …
  • I tend towards the opinion that …
  • I think it’s reasonable to say …
  • I think it’s fair/reasonable to say …
  • I’ll tell you what I think, …
  • I’ve come the conclusion that …
  • If you want my opinion, …
  • In my limited experience, …
  • There is a part of me that says …
  • This may be controversial, but …
  • What I always say is …
  • With some reservations, …

Examples of Opinions in English

These are examples of opinions in English using first person pronouns

  • I think that some level of higher education should be free
  • If you want my opinion, every country should get rid of nuclear weapons
  • I’m pretty sure that learning Spanish is way more difficult than learning English

These are examples of opinions using third person pronouns

  • Some people believe that government programs such as welfare foster dependence and destroy the incentive to work
  • Some people believe that government programs such as welfare foster dependence and destroy the incentive to work

More ESL Posts

I hope that you have found everything necessary to share your opinions in English

Check these pages and sites before you go:

  1. How to Ask Questions in English
  2. How to Ask for Clarification in English
  3. How to Express Feelings in English
  4. How to Make Plans in English
  5. How to Make a Phone Call in English
  6. How to talk about your Qualifications
  7. How to Give Advice in English
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