English | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

一般来说,我同意...,因为...
Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
人们较倾向于同意...,因为...
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
我能理解他/她的观点。
I can see his/her point.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
我完全同意...
I entirely agree that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
我完全赞同...的观点。
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

总的来说,我不同意...,因为...
Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
人们较倾向于不同意...,因为...
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
我明白他的意思,但是完全不同意。
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
我强烈不同意...
I strongly disagree that…
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
我坚决反对...的观点
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

就...方面,...和...相似/不同
…and…are similar/different as regards to…
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
和...比,...表明...
In contrast to…, …shows…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
对比...,...是...
…by contrast with… is/are…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
在...方面,...和...是相似的
…is similar to… in respect of…
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
在...方面,...和...不同
…and… differ in terms of...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
第一...,与此对比,第二...
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
...和...间一个主要的相同点/不同点是...
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
...和...的一个不同点是...,而...
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

我想说的是...
I would say that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
对我来说,它像是...
It seems to me that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
在我看来...
In my opinion…
Used to give a personal opinion
我认为...
From my point of view…
Used to give a personal opinion
我的观点是...
I am of the opinion that…
Used to give a personal opinion
我相信这是有多方面原因的。首先...,其次...
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
我相信...,因为...
It is my belief that… because…
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

现在让我们分析/转到/研究...
Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
...清楚了,让我们把注意力转到...
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
另外,一个反对该观点的论点...是不容忽视的
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
诚然...,但是...
Admittedly…, but…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
...是对的,但是事实上...
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
诚然...,但是...
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
相反...
On the contrary, …
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
一方面...
On the one hand…
Used to introduce one side of an argument
另一方面...
On the other hand…
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
尽管...
In spite of…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
尽管...
Despite the fact that…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
从科学/历史角度讲...
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Used when referring to science or past events in history
附带说一句...
Incidentally…
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
此外...
Furthermore…
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level