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?