Casual Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences in Different Scenarios – Top 600+ Terms)/
Formulating Arguments

Formulating Arguments

Total: 19 words

I’d like to point out… / I’d like to emphasize…

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said when suggesting or stressing a fact or point

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Let me make it clear. / Let me make myself clear.

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used to explain or emphasize something

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I'm just saying…

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an informal way of asserting an opinion, especially one that is likely to be unpleasant or offensive

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In the first place…

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used when listing the most important or basic reasons for something

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In addition…

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said when adding or mentioning another point

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On top of that…

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said when adding a supporting point; furthermore

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As it happens…

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used to introduce a statement, especially one that is true or surprising

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In regard to… / With regard to…

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used to refer to a particular point

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Concerning the…

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used to refer to a particular topic or matter

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When it comes to…

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used to identify the specific subject being talked about

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You have to take that into consideration.

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said when suggesting something, such as a fact or idea, for consideration

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If you really think about it…

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used to introduce a fact or point that is perhaps not obvious at first

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People would agree that... / Anybody would agree that...

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means most people would likely agree with what is about to be said

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You have to admit…

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said when persuading the listener to agree with the points you have made

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It only makes sense that…

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said to introduce a statement that you believe in, especially because it is reasonable or logical

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It stands to reason that…

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said when something is obvious, sensible, or clear based on the given facts

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Contrary to what you said…

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said when countering an argument with another argument

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I understand, but...

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a polite way of acknowledging an opinion before disagreeing with it or proving it wrong

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You can't ignore the fact that...

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means that the details of the case are too obvious and clear to be disregarded

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