'As far as my opinion is concerned...' [sic]

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Solle

Senior Member
Russian
Dear forum colleagues,

I came across this introductory phrase as recommended for essays at English school exams in Moscow.
To my ear it sounds at least awkward if not illiterate. I would appreciate your opinion (perhaps I am too scrupulous).

Thank you in advance,

Solle
 
  • kency

    Senior Member
    English - SE England
    No this isn't a good phrase, it's either:

    1. "As far as I'm concerned, ..."
    or
    2. "In my opinion, ..."
     

    kency

    Senior Member
    English - SE England
    I have concerns and opinions. My opinion doesn't have concerns of its own.
    "As far as I'm concerned" can sound more negative in real life conversation. A little defensive. It adds the idea of my own self-interest, not only my thoughts. This is subtle though.
     

    Solle

    Senior Member
    Russian
    "As far as I'm concerned" can sound more negative in real life conversation. A little defensive. It adds the idea of my own self-interest, not only my thoughts. This is subtle though.
    Yes, I agree it has some connotation of the kind.
     
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