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Discussion and Transitional Phrases

Opinions, preferences:

  • It seems to me....
  • In my opinion..
  • Well, actually.....
  • I feel....
  • As I see it.....
  • I think...
  • I'd like to....
  • I'd rather...
  • The way I see it...
  • I'd prefer.....
  • As far as I'm concerned....
  • If it were up to me....
  • I suppose....
  • You could look at it.....
  • I suspect that....
  • I'm pretty sure that....
  • It is fairly certain that...
  • I'm convinced that....
  • I honestly believe that...
  • Without a doubt....
  • It might actually be...

Disagreeing:

  • I don't think that...
  • Don't you think it would be better...
  • I don't agree, I'd prefer....
  • Shouldn't we consider....
  • But what about....
  • The truth of the matter is....
  • The problem with that point of view is....
  • I have to disagree......
  • Honestly, I doubt if....

Giving reasons and offering explanations:

  • To begin with.....
  • The reason why,,,
  • That's why....
  • For this reason....
  • That's the reason why....
  • Many people think....
  • Many people feel...
  • All things considered...
  • Allowing for the fact that....
  • When you consider that.....
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