Asking for opinion...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Artrella, May 1, 2005.

  1. Artrella Banned

    Hi Forum! I need some phrases other than "What do you think?" to ask for opinion in a polite way.
    I'd also like if you can provide me with some "informal" expressions, too.
    Would you please clarify which one is "informal"?

    Thank you very much!
  2. kathy_wylie Senior Member

    France, La Vienne, 86
    Ireland, English
    'what do you make of this?' - a pretty informal phrase.

    'do you like this?'

    'what's your opinion'? - formal.

    there's my contribution! personally I use the first and second one a lot.
  3. lsp

    lsp Senior Member

    US, English
    A good part of the emails I receive at work are closed:

    "Your thoughts?"

    "Your comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated."

    "I look forward to your comments or questions."
  4. Axl Senior Member

    England, English
    What do you reckon (optional: to that/this)? - Very informal, but still polite.
  5. garryknight Senior Member

    Kent, UK
    UK, English
    The following are all informal ways of seeking an opinion:

    "(How) does ... seem?", e.g. "How does this seem to you?", "Does his behaviour seem strange?", "Do I seem tired?" [And you can substitute "look" for "seem"]

    "Do you think...?", e.g. "... it is better than the others?", "...he is capable?", " is necessary?"

    "Do you get the feeling that...?", e.g. "...we're on to something here?", "...he doesn't enjoy his job?"

    "Is it me, or...?", e.g. " it warm in here?", "...does your mother look angry?"

    Informal and ungrammatical: "How about we go to the pub this evening?", "What do you say we get some Chinese takeaway?"
  6. rayb Senior Member

    Chile - Spanish
    IMO, "How do yo feel about it?" would also sound quite polite.

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