SOME USEFUL EXPRESSIONS


1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:
-          It is generally agreed today that...
-          In approaching this issue, one should...
-          For the great majority of people...
-          Nowadays, it is scarcely possible to...
-          It is often said that...
-          It is undeniable that...
-          It is a well-known fact that...
-          We live in a world in which...
-          To start / To begin with...
2. YOUR OPINION:
-          As a matter of fact...
-          From my point of view...
-          In my opinion...
-          I do believe that...
-          It seems to me that...
-          It’s clear to me that...
-          I think / I don’t think that...
-          Personally, I think...
-          As far as I can see...
-          As far as I am concerned...
-          As I see it...
-          I agree / I disagree (with)...
-          I believe that...
-          I consider that...
-          I feel / I don’t feel that...
-          In fact...
-          Although I do not agree entirely, to some extent it is right.
3. OTHER’S OPINIONS:
                               Experts...
-          ...believe that...
-          ...say that...
-          ...suggest that...
-          ...are convinced that...
-          ...point out that...
-          ...emphasize that...
-          According to some experts...


4. DEVELOPING THE ARGUMENT:
-          The first aspect to point out is that...
-          Let us start by considering the facts...
-          On the one hand... On the other hand...
-          An important aspect is...
-          It is important to mention...
-          For instance, / For example,...
5. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT:
-          On the other hand, we can observe that...
-          It would also be interesting to see...
-          However...
-          Another way of looking at this question is to...
-          In the final analysis...
-          One should, nevertheless, consider the problem from another angle.
-          Equally relevant to the issue are the questions of...
-          Besides, we have to consider that...
6. CONCLUSIONS:
-          To summarize,...
-          On the whole,...
-          All in all,...
-          Finally,...
-          To sum up, we are convinced that... we believe that...
-          Therefore,...
-          The arguments we have presented... suggest that.../ prove that.../ would indicate that...
-          From these arguments one must.../ could.../ might.../ may conclude that...
-          All of this points to the conclusion that...
-          We have to accept that...
-          All this seems to confirm the idea that...
-          Thus,...
-          The most satisfactory conclusion that we can come to is...
-          In conclusion,...
7. ORDERING:
-          Firstly,... secondly,... finally,...
-          If on the one hand it can be said that... the same is not true for...
-          The first argument suggests that... whilst the second suggests that...




8. ADDING ELEMENTS:
-          Furthermore, one should not forget that...
-          In addition to...
-          Moreover,...
-          Another (issue, idea, point)...
-          Related to (that..., to the subject..., etc.)
9. ACCEPTING AND / OR AGREEING WITH OTHER POINTS OF VIEW:
-          Nevertheless, one should accept that...
-          However, we also agree that...
-          One must admit that...
-          One cannot ignore the fact that...
-          It is true that... however, one must take into account...
-          It would be unfair not to mention that...
-          One could possibly accept the fact that...
-          (Use the negative to disagree!!!)
-          I disagree with...
10. INTRODUCING FACTS:
-          It is true that... (clear that/ noticeable that)
-          One should note that...
11. CERTAINTY:
-          One cannot deny that...
-          It is (very) clear from these observations that...
12. DOUBT:
-          All the same it is possible that...
-          It is difficult to believe that...
13. CONSEQUENCE, CAUSE and RESULT:
-          So as (not) to
-          so
-          because
-          since
-          As a result
-          consequently

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