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Fancy Language

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Tim Warre

on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of Fancy Language

Fancy Language
Expressing Opinion
In my opinion, ... In my eyes, ...

To my mind, ... As far as I am concerned, ... Speaking personally, ...

From my point of view, ... As for me / As to me, ...

My view / opinion / belief / impression / conviction is that ... I hold the view that ...

I would say that ... It seems to me that ... I am of the opinion that ...

My impression is that ... I am under the impression that ... It is my impression that ...

I have the feeling that ... My own feeling on the subject is that ...

I have no doubt that ... I am sure / I am certain that ...

I think / consider / find / feel / believe / suppose / presume / assume that ...

I hold the opinion that ... (I form / adopt an opinion.)

-issue: Issue is used especially about problems that affect a lot of people in society: International terrorism
is the biggest issue (=the most important issue) facing the world today. Previous governments failed to
address (=try to deal with) social issues such as unemployment and homelessness.
-challenge: something difficult that you must do or deal with, which needs a lot of skill, effort, and
determination: She said she was looking forward to the challenge of starting up a new business on her
-difficulty: The company has managed to overcome (=deal with) its recent financial difficulties.
Many people experience difficulty in sleeping at some time in their lives.
- trouble: a problem or several problems that make something difficult, spoil your plans etc: Students of
English often have trouble with phrasal verbs. The company ran into trouble (=started to have problems)
when it tried to expand too quickly.
-setback: something that happens which stops you making progress or which makes things worse than
they were before: Despite some early setbacks, his campaign for the presidency was successful.
-obstacle: Criminal gangs are the biggest obstacle to democratic reform.
-dilemma: The doctors were faced with a moral dilemma.
-vicious circle: Some developing countries get caught in a vicious circle. They cannot afford to pay their
debt repayments, and so the debts get even bigger.

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