in my opinion [other ways to say it]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by herrkeinname, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. herrkeinname

    herrkeinname Senior Member

    What are other ways to say "In my opinion" or "I think"?
    I am looking for as many synonyms as possible.

    Until now I have found such phrases: "In my opinion", "to be of the opinion that...", "to reckon that" and I can't think of anything else at the moment.
    Could you help me?:)
  2. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    What about these:

    if you ask me...
    in my book...
    in my own conceit...
    in my estimation...
    in my mind...
    I regard...
    speaking for myself...
    to me...
  3. Tayllc

    Tayllc Senior Member

    USA, CA
    USA English
    I believe that...
    It seems to me that.....
    According to me...
    I have (seen,noticed, observed) that...
  4. Josh_ Senior Member

    the phrontistery
    U.S., English
    'Methinks' is often used, colloquially and often to some humorous effect, but I don't think that 'meseems' is used at all. I had never heard of it before this thread and doing a quick search on it I found two sources that say it is archaic.
  5. jess oh seven

    jess oh seven Senior Member

    UK/US, English
    From my point of view...
  6. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    You're probably right. I just happened to find it in a dictionary. And, after all, the idea was to find as many alternatives as possible, archaic or not.
  7. elroy

    elroy Motley mod

    Chicago, IL
    American English, Palestinian Arabic
    I am of the opinion that...
    I maintain that...
    The way I see it,...

    Comments on some of the other suggestions:

    *I have never come across "in my own conceit" with the meaning "in my opinion."
    *Same goes for "I regard."
    *"According to me" sounds a tad presumptuous.
  8. LaVache Senior Member

    English- American
    "Methinks" Is not used very often here in NY
  9. Doofy Member

    Chicago, Ill.
    English - US
    For my money...
  10. mickey0 Senior Member

    italian (northern)
    Sorry if i open this old discussion. It not clear to me if it's possibile to use "to me" as "in my opinion":

    to me love is woderful...
    to me people must be more polite


    for me love is woderful...
    for me people must be more polite

    Are there any correct?

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2010
  11. herrkeinname

    herrkeinname Senior Member

    The question was asked over three years ago. But thanks for the replies! :)
  12. mickey0 Senior Member

    italian (northern)
    Mine was a further question.....
  13. Cagey post mod

    English - US
    Yes, it is possible to say "to me" in order to make clear that you are expressing your own opinion and not claiming it is true for every one.

    Here is an interesting and useful discussion that may answer your other question:Of course, you are free to add to that thread if a question remains after you have read it.

    (And thank you for taking the time to search for an old thread before starting a new one. :) )
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012

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