Expressing opinions | chatting to people

To express your opinion of something, use I think…

  • I think she is right.
  • I think we are making a mistake.
  • I think it is too late to begin a new lesson now.
  • I think we should give him a chance.
  •  I think it is a smart idea.
  •  I think I have got the answer.

If you do not think something is true, use I don’t think…

  • I don’t think that she took the money.
  • I don’t think that we should wait for him.
  • I don’t think she is telling the truth.
  • I don’t think he is coming.

Notes

The conjunction that can be dropped after I don’t think.

  • I don’t think that she knows the answer. = I don’t think she knows the answer.

To ask people if they think something is good or bad, use What do you think of…?

  • What do you think of my new hair style?
  • What do you think of Maya’s new boyfriend?
  • What do you think of the new manager?
  • What do you think of my idea?
  • What do you think of her latest novel?

Use What do you think about…? to ask somebody if they think something is a good idea.

  • What do you think about hosting the party in the garden? (= Do you think that it is a good idea?)
  • What do you think about inviting Ismail to our party?
  • What do you think about painting the walls green?
  • What do you think about moving to a bigger house?

To agree with someone’s opinion, use I agree.

  • I agree with you.
  • ‘That was the worst film I saw this year.’ ‘I entirely agree with you. It was a complete waste of time.’

The sentence ‘You’re right.’ is also possible here.

  • ‘I don’t think we should wait for him. He isn’t going to come.’ ‘You’re right.’

To say that you do not agree with someone, use I don’t think so.

  • ‘Jane is a strong contender. She will win.’ ‘I don’t think so.’
  • ‘Amala is very nice, isn’t she?’ ‘I don’t think so. She always ignores me.’

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