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Learn English : Opinions and Thoughts

Opinions and Thoughts

An opinion is the way you feel or think about something. Our opinion about something or someone is based on our perspective. Whenever we give or express our opinion, it is important to give reasoning or an example to support our opinion.

Note : we can use collocations to express opinions, for example strong argument, strong criticism, strong denial, strong opinion, strong resistance, quite strongly.

            Opini adalah cara untuk mengekspresikan perasaan atau memikiran sesuatu. Pendapat kita tentang sesuatu atau seseorang berdasarkan perspektif. Setiap kita memberikan atau mengutarakan pendapat kita, penting untuk memberi alasan atau contoh untuk mendukung pendapat kita.

Note : kita bisa menggunkan collocation untukmengungkapkan pendapat , misalnya argumen yang kuat, kritik keras, penolakan keras, opini kuat, , perlawanan kuat, serta cukup kuat.

Collocations adalah gabungan dua kata atau lebih yang membentuk suatu istilah.

Expressions:

Opinions can be expressed in two ways :

1.      Personal point of view

These expressions are used to show personal points of view.

-          In my opinion..

-          What I mean is ...

-          In my humble opinion ...

-          I would like to point out that ...

-          To my mind ...

-          By this I mean is ...

-          I am compelled to say ...

-          I reckon ...

-          As I see it ...

-          I think...

-          Personally, I think ...

-          In my experience ...

-          I strongly believe that ...

-          As far as I am concerned ...

-          From my point of view ...

-          As I understand ...

2.      General point of view

These expressions are used to show a general point of view. A general point of view creates a balance in writing and helps avoid absolute stratements.

-          Most people do not agree ...

-          Almost everyone...

-          Some people believe ...

-          Ofcourse, many argue ...

-          Generally it is accepted ...

-          The majority disagree with ...

-          The majority agree with ...

-          It is sometimes argued ...

-          It is considered ...

-          While some people believe...

Ø  Opini dapat diungkapkan dengan dua cara, yaitu:

a.      Sudut pandanag pribadi

Ekspresi ini digunakan untuk menunjukkan sudut pandang pribadi.

b.      Sudut pandang umum

Ungkapan ini digunakan untuk menunjukkan sudut pandang umum menciptakan keseimbangan dalam menulis dan membantu menghindari pernyataan absolut.

1)      Agreeing with an opinion ( menyetujui pendapat )

These are some of the expressions used to express agreement with an opinion.

-          Of course

-          I agree, I never thought of that

-          Neither do I

-          That’s good point.

-          I think so too

-          This is absolutely right.

-          I agree with this opinion.

-          I could’nt agree more..

-          I agree with what you are saying but have you ever ...

2)      Disagreeing with an opinion ( ketidaksetujuan pendapat ).

There are expressions used to express disagreement with an opinion.

-          I disagree with you.

-          I think you were wrong.

-          That’s not the sem thing at all.

-          It is not justified to say so.

-          I am not convinced that...

-          I can’t say I agree with this, and here’s why ...

-          I am sorry i don’t agree with you

-          I am not sure , I agree with you.

-          I don’t agree with you.

-          I am afraid I have to disagree with you.

-          I do not believe that.

-          By this I mean...

Example of how to agree and disagree with an opinion

 

NO.

STATEMENT

AGREE

DISAGREE

1.

Smoking should be banned in public places

I totally agree that smoking should be banned in public places

I am sorry but I tend to disagree with you on this.

2.

Bullying is so prevelent in most schools.

I couldn’t agree more with you

I think it’s would be wrong to generalize.

3.

Women should not work.

I think so too. Women should stay at home and take care of their children.

I am afraid I have to disagree with you on this.

4.

Harry potter series ismuch better than Twilight series.

Yes, I agree. Harry potter series has a much better and well- developed story line.

It’s just justified to say because both have different plots.

5.

Online gaming should be banned

Absolutly right. It should be as it distracts students from studying.

I don’t agree with you. it is a venue for students to develop their skills.

 

 

 

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