Expressing your opinions in English

To express your opinions, use an expression like I think … or I guess …

  • I think she is making a mistake.
  • I think we should accept this offer.
  • I think you ought to try again.
  • I think that was a stupid thing to do.
  • I guess you are right.
  • I guess she has a problem.

The expressions I feel … and I reckon…. can also be used to express your opinions.

  • I feel she is right.
  • I reckon that was a mistake.
  • I really feel that she is hiding something from us.

If you do not think that something is true, use the expressions I don’t think… or I don’t believe…

  • I don’t think she is telling the truth.
  • I don’t think we can trust him.
  • I don’t think she is coming.
  • I don’t think that they know each other.
  • I don’t think you’ve met my wife.
  • I don’t believe she’s at home.

If you want to ask people what they think about something, use the structure What do you think of…?

  • ‘What do you think of my new hairstyle?’ ‘Frankly, my dear, it’s a disaster.’
  • What do you think of his new project?
  • What do you think of their new apartment?
  • What do you think of his new car?
  • ‘What do you think of her boyfriend?’ ‘He’s a nice guy.’

To ask someone if they think something is a good idea, use the structure What do you think about…? or How about…?

  • What do you think about joining an ESL program? OR How about joining an ESL program?
  • What do you think about going on a vacation?
  • What do you think about buying a new car?
  • How about hiring a domestic help?
  • How about getting that car serviced?

 

 

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Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I am Manjusha. This is my blog where I give English grammar lessons and worksheets.

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